Toy gun scare response ok prefect says

Security apparatus "proved it responds" Gabrielli says

(ANSA) - Rome, January 26 - Rome Prefect Franco Gabrielli Tuesday rejected criticism that authorities had responded sluggishly to a scare when a man walked through Termini railway station carrying a toy assault rifle.
    "I am often criticised for the outcome of an event," said Gabrielli, "in this case an Italian citizen with a regular job wanted to take this toy to his son. That's it.
    "Then we can draw from this affair indications on how to improve a system that in this case showed it does respond.
    Because I have heard talk of slowness but we were informed about this at 7:26 p.m.".
    Gabrielli thanked citizens who raised the alarm at the station Monday evening.
    "A mature security system includes the people participating," he said.