Judge among two people killed in gun attack on Milan courthouse

Two people have been killed in a shooting at a court in Milan, emergency services say. One of those killed was a judge, a court official said. A man has been arrested after police searched the building for the gunman, who has been named in Italian news reports as Claudio Giardiello. The area around the court has been cordoned off and police are stationed at all exits.

We are locked inside our rooms and have been told not to leave. The court is in lockdown, the suspect is moving around the grounds.

Claudio Giardiello

A person speaking from inside the president’s office at the court told Sky News: “We tried to find out what was going on. There were suddenly lots of police officers who told us not to leave the room, they shut us in. After a few minutes we came out. They told us someone in a suit and tie was armed and at large in the court.“ The gunman fired "at least three or four shots”, according to lawyer Marcello Ilia.