Protesters rush Ryan Lochte on Dancing with the Stars

Ryan Lochte was on the Dancing with the Stars stage when a man apparently ran onto the stage and threw something at him.

The judge, Carrie Ann Inaba, was addressing Lochte and his partner, pro dancer Cheryl Burke, when shouting could be heard in the background. The program showed a split screen of the judge and a replay of the dance.

"Excuse me! Hey, back off!" Inaba said.

People could be seen rushing in front of the Inaba, like security personnel. Inaba stopped talking.

The camera cut to Tom Bergeron with Lochte in the background, looking shaken.

"Take a deep breath -- we'll be right back," Bergeron said to the camera.

Buzzfeed writer Brandon Wall posted video of the ordeal from the DTWS broadcast on Twitter.

Reporter George Pennacchio tweeted a photo of two men who appeared to be detained. They wore T-shirts with the word "Lochte" crossed out.

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