A crew member on the UK set of an upcoming Anne Hathaway film was reportedly rushed to the hospital on Wednesday after another man stabbed him in the neck.
The unnamed crew member was on a Warner Bros Studio set in Hertfordshire, England when the violent incident occurred, according to the Hertfordshire Mercury. The Hathaway-led remake of Roald Dahl’s “The Witches” is currently being filmed there.
A Warner Bros. spokesperson confirmed that a “knife-related incident” took place but did not elaborate on the matter, telling the outlet, “I can confirm that there was an isolated workplace incident at the Warner Bros. studio production facility and the police are now handling the matter.”
While the identities of the two crew members involved have not been disclosed, a spokesperson for the Hertfordshire Constabulary did confirm to People that authorities responded to a call from the set at around 12:35 that day. The two men knew each other, authorities said, and after the alleged altercation, one was sent to the hospital while the other way taken into custody.
“One man sustained a neck injury and was taken to hospital by ambulance,” the spokesperson said, adding, “A second man, who is 54, was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and is currently in police custody.”
“It is believed the men are known to each other. Enquiries are continuing at this time to establish the circumstances around what happened,” their statement continued.
The Daily Mail reports that the man who was stabbed was a stage hand and the attacker was a rigger. The stabbing allegedly took place after one stole the other’s tea bag. Filming had to be suspended because of the incident, according to the outlet.
The film, which also stars big names like Chris Rock and Octavia Spencer, is scheduled to hit theaters in 2020, People reports.
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