Dev Patel attempts to stop stabbing at gas station in Australia

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“Slumdog Millionaire” actor Dev Patel attempted to stop an explosive argument that resulted in a stabbing Monday night in Australia.

Dev Patel talking to police officers
Actor Dev Patel tried to stop a woman from stabbing a man in Australia on Monday.
7News

A man and a woman had been fighting in the street when they eventually moved the heated exchange inside a gas station where multiple witnesses – including Patel – tried to intervene, according to 7NEWS.

Dev Patel talking with police
The man and woman carried their intense argument into a nearby gas station.
7News

The intense argument reportedly progressed, and the 32-year-old woman ended up stabbing the 34-year-old man. An ambulance transported the man to a hospital and he is expected to survive, local police told the Post.

“Dev acted on his natural instinct to try and deescalate the situation and break up the fight,” Patel’s reps told 7NEWS.

Dev Patel posing for a photo
The actor and other witnesses stayed on the scene until help arrived.
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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 actor’s reps emphasized there were “no heroes” in the incident.

Dev Patel walking outside
Patel’s reps said he wasn’t a hero for attempting to intervene.
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“This specific incident highlights a larger systemic issue of marginalised members of society not being treated with the dignity and respect they deserve,” his reps continued.

The reps added that Patel, 32, hopes that “the same level of media attention this story is receiving” can motivate lawmakers to be “compassionate in determining long-term solutions to help not only the individuals who were involved but the community at large.”

Dev Patel posing for a photo on a red carpet
The actor’s girlfriend, whom he’s been dating since 2018, is a native of Australia.
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The woman was arrested at the scene and charged with aggravated assault. She was not permitted bail and will appear in Adelaide Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Patel has been living in Australia since April 2021. He resides there with his Aussie native girlfriend, actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey. The two have been dating since 2018.


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