A jogger, identified as Dean Farley caused a security alert on Monday when he bumped into the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, in Leeds.
Mr. Farley said he had “no idea” it was the prime minister.
He said he was only aware that he had collided with Mr Cameron an hour after he had been arrested by police.
He insisted he was “not particularly political” and was just going out on his daily lunchtime jog to the gym when he ran into a “bunch of men in suits”.
Dean Farley, running, heads towards the PM, third from left
A security man grapples with the Mr Farley as he collides with the PM
In the aftermath David Cameron, right, heads towards the car as security staff hold Mr Farley
Mr Cameron has downplayed the incident, now the subject of a police review.
The PM was quickly driven away from the scene after the encounter outside the Civic Hall in Leeds.
West Yorkshire Police said “nothing sinister” had taken place but the Metropolitan Police, which provides personal security for the prime minister, said there would be a review of the incident.
Following the incident, Chief Inspector Derek Hughes of West Yorkshire Police said: ”Around midday, a 28-year-old local man was briefly arrested after he came close to the prime minister’s group who had just left the Civic Hall in Leeds.
“No threats were made, and after the man’s details were checked, he was de-arrested and allowed on his way.”
The BBC’s Tom Symonds said a member of Mr Cameron’s party told him the prime minister stepped back as the man ran towards him and was not in contact with him.