ContributorsPublishersAdvertisers

Dev Patel Became A Real Life Hero When He Stepped In To Break Up A Knife Fight In Australia

BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed
 2022-08-03

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=3yqLCM_0h3Ldqpk00

Dev Patel wasn't just a bystander when he witnessed a dangerous incident going down in Australia.

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=2QtNOd_0h3Ldqpk00
Phillip Faraone / Getty Images

Earlier this week, the actor was outside of a gas station in Adelaide, Australia when he saw a man and a woman fighting nearby.

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=2wVmVG_0h3Ldqpk00
Stefanie Keenan / Getty Images for GO Campaign

When their conflict moved inside of the convenience store, things escalated and the woman pulled out a knife, stabbing the man in the chest.

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=00NnvA_0h3Ldqpk00
Vera Anderson / WireImage / Getty Images

According to 7News , Dev and other witnesses quickly moved in to attempt to stop the altercation from going any further.

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=2wjRfb_0h3Ldqpk00
Lia Toby / Getty Images for BFI

"Dev acted on his natural instinct to try and de-escalate the situation and break up the fight. The group was thankfully successful in doing so," Dev's rep said in a statement .

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=46AlvA_0h3Ldqpk00
Che Rosales / WireImage / Getty Images

Dev then "remained on site" following the attack "to ensure that the police and eventually the ambulance arrived."

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=0lXYK2_0h3Ldqpk00
Mike Marsland / WireImage / Getty Images

Police later reported that the stabbing was not random and the man and woman knew each other. The man was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=49c6ED_0h3Ldqpk00
Future Publishing / Future Publishing via Getty Images

Despite the situation being dangerous, Dev's rep says there were "no heroes" in the incident.

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=3CHPUJ_0h3Ldqpk00
Future Publishing / Future Publishing via Getty Images

"This specific incident highlights a larger systemic issue of marginalised members of society not being treated with the dignity and respect they deserve," their statement said.

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=2kDVOe_0h3Ldqpk00
Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images for InStyle

They added that Dev hopes that the media attention he is bringing to the story "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."

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=41xTYP_0h3Ldqpk00
Daniele Venturelli / WireImage / Getty Images

The woman involved in the stabbing has since been charged with aggravated assault causing harm and the man is expected to recover.

Comments / 0

Comments / 0