Italian Police put my life in danger – Bakayoko

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Tiemoue Bakayoko claims that Milan police put his life “in danger” when they searched him at gunpoint.

Police stopped the AC Milan midfielder, who is on loan from Chelsea, as they searched for a suspect involved in a shooting.

Footage of the two-week-old incident went viral this week, while Milan police justified their tactics by citing the gravity of the situation.

The 27-year-old spoke out about his ordeal in a video posted on social media on Thursday.

“Making an error is human,” Bakayoko said. “I don’t have a problem admitting that. However, the methods they used pose a problem.

“It needs to be made known that in the video you don’t see everything, perhaps just the most calm part.

“I found myself with a gun a metre away from me, and [so did] the passenger. They really put our lives in danger.

“The consequences could have been more serious if I had not remained calm and if I had not been recognised in time.”

Earlier in the week Milan police issued a statement to Reuters in which they explained the gunpoint search.

“It should be noted that the search occurred in an operational context that justified the adoption of the highest security measures,” the statement read.

“Also as a function of self-protection, and [it] was carried out in a manner absolutely consistent with the type of alarm in progress.

“Once the person had been identified and [it had been] established that he was not involved, the service was resumed without any kind of remark from the person concerned.”

Bakayoko is in the middle of a two-year loan at AC Milan, where he helped the club win their first Serie A title in 11 years last season.

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