“Slumdog Millionaire” actor Dev Patel tried to stop an explosive argument that resulted in a stabbing in Australia Monday night.
A man and woman had been fighting in the street when they eventually moved the heated plant to a gas station where multiple witnesses — including Patel — tried to intervene, according to 7NEWS.
The intense argument reportedly progressed and the 32-year-old woman stabbed the 34-year-old man. An ambulance transported the man to a hospital and he is expected to survive, local police told the Post.
“Dev acted on his natural instincts to try to de-escalate the situation and end the fight,” Patel’s representatives told 7NEWS.
“Fortunately, the group succeeded and they stayed on site to ensure that the police and eventually the ambulance arrived.”
The actor’s representatives emphasized that there were “no heroes” in the incident.
“This particular incident highlights a larger systemic problem facing marginalized members of society who are not being treated with the dignity and respect they deserve,” his representatives continued.
The representatives added that Patel, 32, hopes that “the same level of media coverage this story is getting” can motivate lawmakers to “be compassionate in determining long-term solutions to help not only the individuals involved, but the community in in general. “
The woman was arrested at the scene and is suspected of aggravated assault. She was denied bail and will appear in court in Adelaide on Tuesday.
Patel has lived in Australia since April 2021. He lives there with his Australian girlfriend, actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey. The two have been in a relationship since 2018.