A man with a pie covered in either whipped cream or shaving cream attacked News International head Rupert Murdoch at a parliamentary hearing over the News of the World hacking scandal.

Video of the attack is below.

Live video of the event showed that someone watching the hearing from the public gallery stood up and attacked Murdoch while Murdoch's son James was speaking to MPs.

Murdoch's wife Wendi stood up and tried to block the attacker, and appeared to punch him defense of her husband.

TV host and former News of the World editor Piers Morgan tweeted:

Go Wendi....what a punch! #ChineseSuperpower and Wendi just stole all the headlines. That idiot protestor, allowed in by MPs, has single-handedly won the day's PR for the Murdochs.

A man has been apprehended by British police. Apparently, the man shouted the word greedy before he stood up and moved toward the News Corp. chairman.

James Murdoch was shocked when the person attacked his father. Rupert Murdoch didn't seem to realize what was happening until his wife came to his aid.

The sitting hearing has been suspended for at least 10 minutes.

 

Murdoch looked like an old and broken man, says a BBC journalist.

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