UK man detained for running into Prime Minister David Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron (third left), leaves a news conference as a jogger (fourth right) runs into him. His security personnel scamper to protect him.
British Prime Minister David Cameron (third left), leaves a news conference as a jogger (fourth right) runs into him. His security personnel scamper to protect him.

London (AP) — British police say they detained a man after he ran up to Prime Minister David Cameron on a street and appeared to collide with him. But officers quickly released the man, saying there was “nothing sinister” about the incident.

Video of the scene, broadcast repeatedly on British television, showed the man rushing at Cameron as he left a news conference and walked toward his car in the northern English city of Leeds on Monday. Security staff bundled the man to the ground, as Cameron got in the car.

West Yorkshire Police said officers briefly arrested the 28-year-old local man, but let him go after establishing that no threats were made.

The force tweeted that the man was just “in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

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