An Italian soldier was stabbed in the neck Tuesday by an attacker brandishing a pair of scissors in front of Milan’s central train station — and later shouting “Alahu Akbar,” according to a report.

The man fled after the unprovoked attack shortly after 10:45 a.m. in Piazza Duca d’Aosta and ran toward Via Vittor Pisani but was stopped by paramilitary Carabinieri police officers, according to Milano Today.

He apparently shouted “Allahu Akbar!” — Arabic for “God is great!” — as he was being arrested, the news outlet reported.