The Latest: Italy summons French envoy over border agents

The Latest on the spat between Italy and France over French perimeter guards’ actions at an Italian train station( all times local ):

4: 25 p.m.

The Italian foreign ministry tells it has summoned the French diplomat for consultations after French border patrol agents allegedly entered and used an Italian train station facility to perform a drug test on a Nigerian migrant.

A foreign ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the consultations were ongoing, said the ambassador was summoned Saturday afternoon.

The humanitarian group Rainbow4Africa, which helps migrants at the Bardonecchia intersecting west of Turin, accused the five armed French perimeter agents of intimidating its physician, culture mediators and lawyers inside the facility on Friday night.

Bardonecchia Mayor Francesco Avato said the French had no right to enter the facility, which he said the city operating with Rainbow4Africa as a “neutral” space to try to persuade migrants not to build the dangerous Alpine traversing into France.

— By Nicole Winfield in Rome.

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3: 15 p.m.

Italian officials have denounced French border agents for allegedly entering a northern Italian develop station facility to force a Nigerian migrant to give a urine sample for a drug test.

The humanitarian group Rainbow4Africa, which helps migrants at the Bardonecchia intersecting west of Turin, accused the five armed French border agents of entering the train station facility and intimidating its doctor, culture mediators and lawyers on Friday night.

Bardonecchia Mayor Francesco Avato told Saturday that the French had no right to enter the facility, which he said the city operating with Rainbow4Africa as a “neutral” space to try to persuade migrants not to attain the dangerous Alpine traversing into France.

A volunteer who witnessed the incident told Sky TG2 4 that the Nigerian had Italian identity newspapers, a valid Paris-Naples train ticket and that his urine exam was negative.

Former Premier Enrico Letta denounced the “raid” as the most recent fault committed by one of Italy’s partners in Europe’s migration crisis.

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