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VIDEO: WWE ‘fan’ attacks, assaults wrestler Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart during Hall of Fame speech [Police]

A man is facing criminal charges after attacking famous professional wrestler Bret “Hitman” Hart during a WWE Hall of Fame speech at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the New York Post reports.

Authorities on Saturday arrested 26-year-old Zachary Madsen and charged him with two counts of assault, as well as a single count of criminal trespass and a municipal violation.

Madsen is accused of lunging at Hart, 61, at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday.

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According to police, Hart was giving a speech when Madsen, whom Hart had not known previously, leaped over a metal gate, entered the ring and tackled Hart, knocking him to the ground.

Video of the incident obtained by Fightful shows Madsen taking Hart from behind. Another video captured just after the incident shows a phalanx of security guards converging on Madsen, pinning him down and removing him from the ring and beyond the view of the camera. The video, posted by Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times, also shows people attending to Hart.

Hart told officers that he was having pain in his right hip following the attack, although he was able to complete his Hall of Fame speech.

Markazi subsequently uploaded photographs showing Madsen taking lunges at Hart. Madsen appears to have been wearing a Rasta-inspired hat.

Madsen is reportedly from out of state, but precisely where was not immediately clear Sunday. Public records list an address for someone with the same name and age in Lincoln, Nebraska, about 1,300 miles away from Brooklyn.

Madsen has no previous arrests involving the NYPD. He is scheduled to be arraigned Sunday in Brooklyn Court.

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[Feature Photo: Bret Hart via AP/George Napolitano/ MediaPunch/IPX]