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Reel-Life To Real-Life Hero: Dev Patel Breaks Up Violent Fight In Australia

Reel-Life To Real-Life Hero: Dev Patel Breaks Up Violent Fight In Australia

Reel-Life To Real-Life Hero: Dev Patel Breaks Up Violent Fight In Australia

We have always adored Dev Patel, and now we know that not only is he a reel-life hero, but a real-life hero too!

Dev Patel risked his life trying to break up a knife fight between a man and a woman in his home city of Adelaide, Australia, The Telegraph reported. The incident took place as Patel and his friends entered a convenience store during a night out on August 1st, the outlet further said. The man and the woman were fighting on the street and came close to the store when the man was stabbed in the chest.

The British actor of Indian origin, known for films such as ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘Lion’ and ‘The Green Knight’, acted on his natural instinct “to try and de-escalate the situation” and break up the fight, a spokesperson of the actor said.

Reel-Life To Real-Life Hero: Dev Patel Breaks Up Violent Fight In Australia
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“The group was thankfully successful in doing so and they remained on site to ensure that the police and eventually the ambulance arrived,” the spokesperson told Australia’s 7News.

The injured man, 32, was taken to a local hospital, his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The woman who was present at the scene was arrested later, The Telegraph said.

South Australian Police said they were called at around 8.45 pm (local time), following reports of a man and a woman fighting on the street.

The BBC said that people present in the area tried to separate the duo but the woman stabbed the man in the chest.

A statement from Patel’s team emphasized that “there are no heroes in this situation and sadly this specific incident highlights a larger systemic issue of marginalized members of society not being treated with the dignity and respect they deserve”.

Patel’s directorial debut ‘Monkey Man’ is currently in post-production at Netflix. He is also set to star in Wes Anderson’s ‘The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar’, set up at the streamer.

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