Man Attacks Arnold Schwarzenegger In South Africa

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Hollywood star and the lead character of the 1984 America science fiction film The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger, was assaulted by a man at a show in South Africa.

Schwarzenegger was in Johannesburg for the annual Arnold Classic Africa, an international multi-sports festival.

The assailant attacked him on Saturday  at a sporting event.

 

Reporting on the incidence, AFP says that the former California governor was having a conversation with fans at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg when the attacker  took a flying leap and kicked him high in the back.

 

The star confirmed the incident on Twitter saying “Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about.

 

He also told organizers he would not press charges.

 

“I thought I was just jostled by the crowd, which happens a lot. I only realized I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you. I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.”

“He was sadly and unexpectedly attacked by a crazed fan as he was doing a walk-through to support athletes,” the organizers said, adding the attacker — who was immediately apprehended — was known to police for similar incidents in the past.

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