Witnesses saw the individual, later identified as celeb prankster Vitalii Sediuk, jump the security barriers while Pitt and Jolie were signing autographs in front of the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. The man then approached Pitt on the red carpet, where he allegedly struck the 50 year-old actor in the face.
Security guards held Sediuk, 25, until the LAPD could take him into custody. LAPD Sgt. Leonard Calderon said he was taken to the Hollywood police station where Sediuk was arrested and booked on suspicion of misdemeanor battery.
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