A man carrying an "object resembling a knife" has attempted to enter the premises of Vysokopetrovsky Monastery in downtown Moscow, the local police reported on Friday.
According to the police, the man behaved inappropriately and got into an altercation with the security guard at the monastery.
The guard attempted to take the weapon away from the intruder which led to his injuries. The man was taken to hospital after the incident.
The police said they launched an investigation into the matter and are trying to establish the man's motives.