Man beaten by disabled bus passenger

FLORENCE, Italy, July 18 (UPI) --
Doctors said a Nigerian man who was beaten by a disabled man on a bus in Italy Thursday is at risk of paralysis.



The 45-year-old victim allegedly hesitated to give up his standing spot for disabled passengers to a 41-year-old Romanian man in a wheelchair, ANSA reported.



The disabled man then allegedly beat the victim severely, using his cane as a weapon, the bus driver said.



The victim was taken to a hospital in Florence with several fractured vertebrae.



Police are questioning the disabled attacker and have confiscated the man's bloody cane, ANSA said.



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