Dev Patel helped cease ‘violent altercation’ outdoors comfort retailer in Australia

On Monday evening native time in Australia, Patel, recognized for his roles in films like “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Lion,” intervened on what his representatives name “a violent altercation” and efficiently deescalated the state of affairs.

The incident occurred within the metropolis of Adelaide round 8:45 p.m. on August 1, in keeping with a press launch from South Australia Police. The altercation concerned a girl and a person, who started preventing on the street after which continued doing so inside a close-by service station “where witnesses attempted to break up the fight,” the assertion mentioned.

The girl then allegedly stabbed the person within the chest.

A 32-year-old man was handled on the scene earlier than being taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with non-life threatening accidents.

In accordance with his reps, Patel and his mates witnessed the occasion because it was already in progress.

“Dev acted on his natural instinct to try and de-escalate the situation and break up the fight,” the assertion supplied to CNN mentioned. “The group was thankfully successful in doing so and they remained on site to ensure that the police and eventually the ambulance arrived. 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 representatives added: “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.”

Police attended and arrested a 34-year-old girl in reference to the occasion.

“The pair are known to each other, and this is not a random incident,” the discharge mentioned. She has been charged with aggravated assault inflicting hurt.