Dev Patel Tried to Stop Stabbing in Australia: Reports

  • Dev Patel witnessed a knife fight between two people in an Australian service station Monday night. 
  • He tried to de-escalate the situation, his reps told 7News. 
  • Police said the woman stabbed a man in the chest during the altercation.

Actor Dev Patel tried to break up a fight in Australia that escalated into a stabbing on Monday night, 7News reported. 

Patel’s representatives told 7News the “Slumdog Millionaire” and “The Green Knight” actor witnessed a fight between a man and a woman in Adelaide, Australia, and tried to intervene.

“Dev acted on his natural instinct to try and de-escalate the situation and break up the fight,” a spokesperson told 7News. The spokesperson said there were “no heroes” in the situation.

South Australia Police said in a report that matches the description of the altercation that a man and woman were fighting in a service station when witnesses tried to break up the fight. Police said the woman stabbed the man in the chest and that the man was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Representatives for Patel didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment. 

The “Skins” actor joins numerous other celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Idris Elba, and Tom Holland, who’ve stepped in to help others during tense real-world situations. 

Patel rose to fame in the late 2000s, thanks to his roles on the teen drama “Skins” and in “Slumdog Millionaire.” More recently, he starred as Sir Gawain in David Lowery’s “The Green Knight.” 

The 2021 medieval epic is based on Arthurian legend, and also featured Sarita Choudhury, Alicia Vikander, and Joel Edgerton. 

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