AC Milan midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko was searched and held at gunpoint during a July 3rd interaction with Milan Police, who were investigating a shooting.
Video of the incident made its way to social media this week.
The police issued a statement to Reuters.
“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.”
The 27-year-old is heading into his second year of a two-year loan move from Chelsea.
For his career, he’s played for Rennes (2013-14), Monaco (2014-15 to 2016-17, 2019-20), Chelsea (2017-18), Napoli and AC Milan (2018-19, 2021-22 to present).