A Brazilian man jumped the security barriers around the Olympic run, and attempted to steal the Olympic torch.

Security in the area threw him to the ground and arrested him.

A similar event occured in the 2012 London Olympics, when a 17 year-old leaped out of the croud in Maidstone, screamed "Allahu Akbar," and attempted to grab the torch on its way to the London Olympic Games.

This is not the first time Brazil's torch has been threatened. Earlier this month, a man was arrested after he attempted to put out the Olympic flame with a fire extinguisher.

The torch-bearers will continue through Sao Paulo, and then make its way to Rio de Janeiro.