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'The Green Knight' Actor Dev Patel Stops Knife Fight In Convenience Store
"There are no heroes in this situation," actor Dev Patel's representative said after the actor and his friends broke up an argument between a woman and the man she stabbed in Adelaide, Australia.
British actor Dev Patel successfully stopped a violent knife fight from escalating further in Australia and he’s being pretty humble about it.
Dev Patel, 32, intervened in a violent altercation between a man and woman who had begun fighting on an Adelaide, Australia street on Monday night, according to local outlet 7News.
The woman, 34, allegedly stabbed the man, 32, in the chest in a nearby convenience store where Patel helped break up the fight. The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to 7News.
The "Slumdog Millionaire" actor confirmed to Variety through a representative that he and his friends halted the fight.
"We can confirm that last night, in Adelaide, Dev Patel and his friends witnessed a violent altercation that was already in progress outside of a convenience store. Dev acted on his natural instinct to try and de-escalate the situation and break up the fight," the statement reads. "The group was thankfully successful in doing so and they remained on site to ensure that the police and eventually the ambulance arrived."
But Patel does not want to be recognized as a hero.
"There are no heroes in this situation and sadly this specific incident highlights a larger systemic issue of marginalized members of society not being treated with the dignity and respect they deserve,” the statement continues. “The hope is that the same level of media attention this story is receiving (solely because Dev, as a famous person, was involved) can be a catalyst for lawmakers to be compassionate in determining long-term solutions to help not only the individuals who were involved but the community at large."
The alleged attacker was charged with aggravated assault and is being held without bail. She and the victim knew each other, according to 7News, but no further details about their circumstances were made available.
Tilda Cobham-Hervey, the actor’s girlfriend, is from Adelaide, People reports. The couple both starred in the 2018 film “Hotel Mumbai.” The actor, whose break-out role came in the Oscar-nominated “Slumdog Millionaire” in 2008, most recently starred in the 2021 film “The Green Knight” and is also known for his role in "The Last Airbender."