Dev Patel Breaks Up Street Fight, Saves The Day IRL
Looks like Dev Patel is a hero on screen and off. The Slumdog Millionaire actor broke up a knife fight. The incident unfolded in Australia where Dev lives.
While most people would be apprehensive about getting involved in such a situation, Dev Patel sprung into action and broke up a knife fight.
Despite The Last Airbender actor being quick on his feet, the knife fight still resulted in a man being stabbed in the chest.
After helping to de-escalate the situation, he also remained at the scene until police arrived. As photographs of the Hollywood star surfaced online showing him surrounded by several policemen following the incident, the news blew up online.
According to 7 News, A 32-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman got into a physical altercation at a convenience store. Matters escalated and they took the fight into the streets. That’s when the man was stabbed in the chest at some point. The injuries were non-threatening and he was later treated at a hospital.
Meanwhile, authorities say this wasn’t a random attack. The reason why authorities say this wasn’t a random attack is that the man and woman knew each other
In a statement to Variety, Patel’s reps confirmed the incident.
“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 group was thankfully successful in doing so and they remained on site to ensure that the police and eventually the ambulance arrived.”
Additionally his rep asserted how there are no ‘heroes’ in this situation.
“There are no heroes in this situation and sadly this specific incident highlights a larger issue of marginalized members of society not being treated with the dignity and respect they deserve, … 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 statement concluded.