On Monday evening local time in Australia, Patel, known for his roles in films such as “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Lion”, intervened in what his representatives called a “violent dispute” and successfully de-escalated the situation.
The woman then allegedly stabbed the man in the chest.
A 32-year-old man was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries.
According to his representatives, Patel and his friends witnessed the incident as it was already underway.
“Dev acted on his natural instinct to de-escalate the situation and end the fight,” CNN said in a statement. “Fortunately, the group managed to do so and stayed on site to ensure the police and EMS arrived. There are no heroes in this situation and unfortunately this particular incident highlights a larger systemic problem of not treating marginalized members of society. with the dignity and respect they deserve.”
Patel’s reps added, “We hope that the level of media attention this story is getting (just because of Dev’s celebrity involvement) can encourage lawmakers to be compassionate in finding long-term solutions that only help those involved.” but also the whole community”.
Police arrived and arrested a 34-year-old woman in connection with the incident.
“The couple are known to each other and this is not a random incident,” the statement said. She is charged with aggravated assault causing damage.