Dev Patel helped stop a ‘violent altercation’ outside a convenience store in Australia

On Monday night local time in Australia, Patel, known for his roles in films such as “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Lion”, intervened in what his representatives call “a violent altercation” and successfully defused the situation.

The incident occurred in the city of Adelaide around 8:45 p.m. on August 1, according to a South Australian Police press release. The altercation involved a woman and a man, who began fighting in the street and then continued inside a nearby gas station “where witnesses attempted to break up the fight,” the statement said.

The woman then allegedly stabbed the man in the chest.

A 32-year-old man was treated at the scene before being transferred to Royal Adelaide Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to his representatives, Patel and his friends witnessed the event that was already underway.

“Dev acted on her natural instinct to try to deescalate the situation and break up the fight,” the statement provided to CNN said. “Fortunately, the group was successful in doing so and remained on site to ensure that the police and eventually the ambulance arrived. There are no heroes in this situation and unfortunately this specific incident highlights a larger systemic problem of marginalized members. of society who are not 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 (just because Dev, as a famous person, was involved) can be a catalyst for lawmakers to be compassionate in determining solutions to long-term to help not only the individuals who were involved, but the community at large.

Police attended and arrested a 34-year-old woman in connection with the event.

“The couple know each other, and this is not a random incident,” the statement said. She has been charged with aggravated assault causing harm.

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