Brad Pitt attacked at premiere of Jolie's new film

A man was arrested by police after attacking actor Brad Pitt at the Hollywood premiere of Angelina Jolie's new film Maleficent.

Witnesses saw the assailant jump over a barrier onto the red carpet where he attempted to attack the 50-year-old actor before being wrestled to the ground by security guards.

Pitt, unhurt, immediatey resumed signing autographs, reports said.

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