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Dev Patel Tries To Stop Stabbing At A Gas Station In Australia

Actor Dev Patel, known for films like Slumdog Millionaire and Lion, tried to stop an argument that resulted in a stabbing on Monday night in Australia.

The 32 year old actor was seen talking to the police in Adelaide after a woman stabbed a man in the chest outside a gas station at 8:45 pm on Monday. Read on to know the complete details of the story.

Patel Attempted to Stop the Fight

As per reports, a man and a woman were having a heated argument on the streets. They soon moved into a gas station, and the fight got worse. The witnesses at the station, including Dev Patel, tried to intervene and stop the fight.

However, the fight escalated even more, and the woman ended up stabbing the 30 year old man in his chest. The victim was rushed to the hospital and is expected to survive, as per the police. Dev and the other witnesses remained at the site till the police and ambulance arrived.

The 32 year old woman was arrested at the scene on charges of aggravated assault. She has been refused bail and will have to appear in Adelaide Magistrates Court on Tuesday. 

An official statement by the South Australia Police reads, “About 8.45pm on Monday 1 August, police were called to Gouger Street after reports of a man and woman fighting in the street. The couple continued fighting inside a nearby service station where witnesses attempted to break up the fight.”

The police have also said that the pair knew each other, and it was not a random incident.

“Dev Acted on his Natural Instinct,” tell Dev’s Reps 

The actor’s reps have talked to the media about the incident and said, “Dev acted on his natural instinct to try and deescalate 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.”

They further told how the incident highlights that marginalized community members are not treated with respect. “This specific incident highlights a larger systemic issue of marginalized members of society not being treated with the dignity and respect they deserve,” the reps added.

They further said that Patel hopes that “the level of media attention this story is receiving can motivate lawmakers to be compassionate in determining long-term solutions to help not only the individuals who were involved but the community at large.”

Dev is in Australia to Spend Time with his Girlfriend

The actor is apparently staying in Australia to spend time with his girlfriend, actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey. Tilda is from Adelaide and met the actor during the shoot of their film Hotel Mumbai in 2016.

The couple has reportedly shifted to Australia after living in Los Angeles together. Last year, it was reported that the pair would spend five months in Australia, however, it seems like there was a change in plan, and the two are staying there longer than expected.

Dev is soon going to make his directorial debut with the film Money Man. Stay tuned for more news and updates.

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