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Watch The Moment David Cameron Got Shoved By A Man Running To The Gym

The incident occurred in Leeds, where David Cameron was speaking about high-speed rail.

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The prime minister was forced to defend himself in a remarkable security breach this afternoon after a man ran towards him.

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The incident occurred as David Cameron was walking out of Leeds Civil Hall, where he was announcing government plans for a third high-speed rail line in the UK, HS3.

Initial reports suggested that the man was a protester but a police spokesman said he was simply running to the gym.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "No threats were made, and after the man's details were checked, he was de-arrested and allowed on his way."

The man was only arrested for a short period while the police were checking the man's information.

Cameron didn't appear to look particularly shocked by the incident and instead played it down before being helped into a car by his security detail.

Dean Balboa Farley, who bumped into the prime minister, has updated his Facebook status to talk about the incident.

Siraj Datoo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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