A man hits American actor Brad Pitt on the face while he was signing autographs at the Hollywood premiere of a film starring partner Angelina Jolie, police said .
According to Times Live, Pitt was at the premiere of “Maleficent”, at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California, when the man leaped over a fence and hit him, said Sergeant Leonard Calderon of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Although Pitt was not seriously hurt, authorities were able to bring the man under control and arrested him for misdemeanor battery. He remained in police custody on Wednesday night, Calderon said.
“The officers who were handling him said it looked like it was intentional, but at this point, it remains to be determined,” Calderon said.
The suspect did not appear to be armed and investigators had not yet interviewed him to determine a motive, Calderon said.
“Maleficent” is Disney’s modern reimagining of the “Sleeping Beauty” fairytale, and Jolie stars as the film’s villain.