Reckless Runner Prompts David Cameron Security Scare

PHOTO: A man was briefly arrested in Leeds, England after accidentally running into Prime Minister David Cameron while on a jog. PlayBBC
WATCH Jogger Prompts David Cameron Security Scare

A man who pushed Prime Minister David Cameron today and caused a security scare was actually just a jogger who didn't realize who he was bumping into.

The run-in took place just as Cameron was leaving Civic Hall in Leeds around noon and though the 28-year-old jogger was arrested, he was released shortly after it was clear that there was no criminal intent.

PHOTO: A man was briefly arrested in Leeds, England after accidentally running into Prime Minister David Cameron while on a jog.BBC
A man was briefly arrested in Leeds, England after accidentally running into Prime Minister David Cameron while on a jog.

"It was apparent that it was a coincidence," a West Yorkshire police spokesman told ABC News.

"No threats were made, and after the man's details were checked, he was de-arrested and allowed on his way," Chief Inspector Derek Hughes said in a statement.