Spectator rushes stage as Venezuela inaugural

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A supporter of Venezuela's President-elect Nicolas Maduro, holds up an image of Maduro and a cardboard bus, outside the parliament building prior to his inauguration ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, April 19, 2013. Opponents greeted officials' surprise announcement that they will accept an audit of the disputed vote that handed a narrow margin of victory to Maduro, a former bus driver who rose up through the ranks of Chavismo, becoming the heir of late President Hugo Chavez. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A spectator has rushed the stage at the inauguration of late leader Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, briefly interrupting the ceremony.

The man in a red, long-sleeved jacket ran toward President Nicolas Maduro and grabbed the microphone, pushing him aside.

"Nicolas, my name is Jenry," the man said, before security guards converged from all sides.

The broadcast on state television cut away, then returned to the lectern and Maduro, who continued his speech.