A Nigerian migrant on Thursday, burst into the asylum-seeker reception centre (CARA) in Foggia, Italy and attacked the director.
The migrant recognized as Kelvin Iwekub threatened the director with violence and demanded 50 euros from him.
The incident occurred on the CARA at Borgo Mezzanone on the outskirts of Foggia.
Police arrested 26-year-old Iwekub, on costs of tried extortion and resisting arrest.
Iwekub is alleged to have left the centre a while in the past.