FLORENCE, A 48-year-old Italian artisan was arrested Thursday after threatening a woman in a Florence bar on Wednesday, reported Italian news agency ANSA.

Rolando Scarpellini, a former Calcio Storico historic football player, threatened the woman in Piazza dell’Isolotto, police said.

He is believed to have acted out of a “motive of passion”,police said.

Scarpellini was said to have told police where he was.He is not believed to have left Florence.

He was holed up in a flat on Via Canova, police said.