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Brad Pitt attacked on red carpet at 'Maleficent' premiere

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Brad Pitt brushed off a man who jumped at him on the red carpet of the 'Maleficent' premiere. (Source: APTN/CBS) Brad Pitt brushed off a man who jumped at him on the red carpet of the 'Maleficent' premiere. (Source: APTN/CBS)

LOS ANGELES (APTN/CBS) - Angelina Jolie wasn't the only one grabbing attention at the premiere of her anticipated film Maleficent on Wednesday night.

A man was arrested after rushing up and touching Brad Pitt on the red carpet.

Bystanders and police said Pitt was apparently unhurt, and he soon resumed signing autographs.

Witnesses saw the man from the fan area jump over a barrier onto the red carpet at the El Capitan Theatre. He rushed at Pitt, touching him briefly before security guards wrestled him back across the barrier.

The man was led away in handcuffs and arrested on suspicion of battery, said Los Angeles police spokeswoman Nuria Venegas.

Email messages left for representatives for Pitt and Disney were not immediately returned.

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