A man screaming "Allahu Akbar" put a knife to the throat of a tourist in Rome today (July 16, 2015), after forcing her to her knees, the Clarion Project website reports.
He grabbed 26-year-old Chiara Frisco in Rome's iconic Coliseum, and held her hostage for several minutes. During this time, he screamed, "It is God that sends me."
When police arrived, the attacker tried to drag Frisco through the crowded Forum, but police were able to disarm and arrest him.
One of the officers who intervened at the scene said, "He made the girl kneel and held the knife to her throat. It seemed like an ISIS [Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] film that you see online. I was afraid that he would cut her throat but we could not shoot; there were too many people."