Polish man arrested for stabbing Israeli woman at Termini

The assaulter with the blue bag and the girl on the background - Termini security camera

 ROME - Police have arrested in Milan a Polish unemployed man on charges of stabbing and seriosuly wounding a young Israeli woman at Rome's Termini train station on New Year's Eve, police said Wednesday. The attack has led to calls for the mayor of Rome to increase security in the Eternal City especially at the main railway station.

 The woman was heading to Leonardo da Vinci Airport to catch a flight to Israel. Closed circuit tv cameras filmed the aggression, it was around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday when the woman, Abigail Dresner, aged 24,  was allegedly stabbed by the Pole, identified as Alexander Mateusz Chomiak.

 Chomiak, also 24, had been in Italy since April. The victim was taken to the Policlinico Umberto I hospital, where she underwent urgent surgery and a treatment of interventional radiology. Her general condition was stable, doctors said.