2 students arrested in connection with Italy police murder

VINCENZO PINTO / AFP

Police in Italy have arrested two American students.

They the pupils are connected to the killing of a policeman in central Rome.

According to a statement from Italian military police Carabinieri, the students are also being held for attempted extortion.

The students allegedly stabbed 35-year-old Mario Cerciello Rega to death on Friday.

Another police officer was injured in the incident.

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