Attacker Throws Statuette at Berlusconi

A man threw a statuette of the Duomo at Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi at the end of a rally Sunday, leaving Berlusconi with a “small fracture” of the nose, two broken teeth, a bloodied lip, and bruises. Following the incident, the scandal-plagued Berlusconi was swiftly ushered into a car, but he quickly got out to show the crowd that he wasn’t badly injured. Berlusconi was “very shaken and demoralized,” a spokesperson said. “He didn’t understand very well what happened to him.” The attacker, Massimo Tartaglia, was immediately taken into police custody, but not before getting off a few autographs.