Man Stabs Soldier in Neck With Scissors at Milan Station, Shouts 'Allahu Akbar' - Reports

© AP Photo / Luca BrunoPeople wait inside Milan's Central railway station
People wait inside Milan's Central railway station - Sputnik International
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The suspected attacker is a foreigner who shouted 'Allahu Akbar' when he was stopped by the police, media reports say.

A 34-year-old soldier was stabbed in the neck and back with scissors in Piazza Duca d'Aosta outside the Central Station in Milan, Italy, La Repubblica has reported.  

​According to the paper, the attacker hit the soldier, who was on duty as part of a 'Safe Streets' operation, with scissors twice. The attacker fled the scene but was soon detained by a police patrol, shouting 'Allahu Akbar'. The soldier was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries.

An investigation is underway to determine if the attack was terrorism-related.

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