Man who tackled WWE legend Bret Hart charged with assault

A spectator is facing assault and trespassing charges after tackling wrestler Bret "The Hitman" Hart while he was giving a speech during the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony in Brooklyn.

Authorities said Monday that bail for Zachary Madsen of Lincoln, Nebraska was set at $1,500 at a hearing on Sunday night. The judge also issued orders of protection barring Madsen from approaching Hart, who wasn't hurt, and a security worker.

Other wrestlers helped subdue the attacker. Hart resumed his speech.

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Prosecutors said in court that Madsen told police that he "felt like it was right moment" to go after the wrestling legend.

His lawyer said Madsen is "agreeable and cooperative" and has no criminal convictions.

WWE described Madsen as "an over-exuberant fan."

Madsen had a previous run-in with a fighter in Lincoln.

Footage of the incident made its rounds on social media over the weekend.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.