UPDATE: Man who drop-kicked Arnold Schwarzenegger is 'known to the police for orchestrating similar incidents in the past'

2019-05-18 20:35
 
Arnold Schwarzenegger

UPDATE20:35

Arnold Classic Africa Multisport Festival has released a statement following the attack on Arnold Schwarzenegger at a sporting event in Sandton on Saturday.

In the statement the man is described as "a crazed fan" and is said to be "known to the police for orchestrating similar incidents in the past."

According to the statement, Arnold will not be pressing charges.

READ THE FULL STATEMENT HERE:


UPDATE: 19:21

Arnold Schwarzenegger has responded on Twitter to the video of a man kicking him in the back at a sporting event in Sandton.

The action hero thanked fans for their concerns and said that he initially thought he simply got "jostled by the crowd" and only realised that he got kicked after seeing the viral video.

He urged fans to share instead his posts about the athletes, rather than a video of a "guy who wants to be famous."   

SEE THE TWEET HERE:


UPDATE:

A second camera angle has surfaced online, showing that the attack did not cause Arnold any serious injury.

The actor and former Governor of California appeared to have only momentary lost his footing. 

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Cape Town - The Terminator actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was assaulted on-camera while attending a sporting event in Sandton on Saturday.

Now in its fourth year, the action star attended the Arnold Classic Africa Multisport Festival and Trade Expo. 

The Austrian-American actor was caught on camera while filming a jump rope competition when a man launched at him from behind.

After delivering a flying kick to the actor's back, the man is immediately pinned down by a security member.

The video then shows an unharmed Arnold returning to his seat to shake hands with fans.

Arnold continued to share his experiences from the sporting event on Instagram Stories.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE VIDEO HERE



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