The Los Angeles Police Department said two Los Angeles men in their 40s were arrested for trespassing.
Things took a surprise turn as judge Carrie Ann Inaba attempted to share her thoughts on Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke's performance.
"Hey, back off", Inaba said as the altercation was occurring off screen. The show went to a commercial during the incident and upon its return, host Tom Bergeron explained that there had been an "incident" and thanked the security team.
"We thought it was a joke, something part of the show, but when we realized it wasn't, that hurt, that broke my heart, that people are still on that subject and no one's moving forward", Lochte said, per ESPN.
The protesters were apparently against the appearance of Lochte, an Olympic swimmer who made a bogus gunpoint robbery story during a boozy night out with some American teammates at the Rio de Janeiro Games.
Supreme Court Leaves Ohio Voting Restrictions In Place
In 2008, 60,000 people voted during the Golden Week period and 80,000 did so in 2012. Supreme Court has refused to delay a rollback to early voting in swing-state Ohio.
No one was injured or listed as a victim in the incident, officials said.
While what exactly happened wasn't immediately clear to viewers at home, those in attendance, including former DWTS contestant Danica McKellar, later posted about the incident on social media. "A little hurt but, you know, I came out here and wanted to do something that I'm completely not comfortable with and I did and I came out here with a big smile".
But it seems not everyone is willing to forgive the 32-year-old athlete for his actions as two furious individuals lunged towards the floor while Ryan and his professional partner Cheryl Burke were receiving feedback from the judges on their foxtrot to the song "Call Me Irresponsible". They later claimed they were threatened and robbed.
They ultimately received a combined score of 24 out of 40. United States team officials banned Mr. Lochte for 10 months, requiring him to forfeit $100,000 in bonuses and miss the 2017 world championships. This includes the preparation of derivative works of, or the incorporation of such content into other works. Please see our terms of service for more information.