A hooded individual apparently tried to hit Nobel laureate James Watson during a lecture he gave at a University of Patras auditorium on Thursday.

Luckily, two other professors blocked the hooded assailant from getting near Watson. The suspect had entered the lecture hall along with another small group of hooded individuals, all of whom fled the scene within minutes.

The octogenarian Watson, one of the discoverers of the structure of DNA, was unhurt.