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Indian-origin actor Dev Patel heroically breaks up a knife fight in Australia

Dev Patel's representatives confirmed that the actor who lives in Adelaide with his Australian girlfriend, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, "acted on his natural instinct."

Indian-origin actor Dev Patel who is best known for Slumdog Millionaire and Lion recently broke up a knife fight in Adelaide, Australia.

Dev Patel’s representatives confirmed that the actor who lives in Adelaide with his Australian girlfriend, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, “acted on his natural instinct.”

As per media reports, a man and a woman were reportedly fighting on Gouger Street just after 8.45 pm on Monday around a convenience store when Dev Patel along with other witnesses attempted to break up the fight. His representative told the media:

“We can confirm that last night, in Adelaide, Dev Patel and his friends witnessed a violent altercation that was already in progress outside of a convenience store. 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 and they remained on site to ensure that the police and eventually the ambulance arrived.”

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Police officers were called at around 8.45 pm as the woman allegedly stabbed the man in the chest.

A 32-year-old man from Glengowrie was treated at the scene by ambulance officers before being taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The 34-year-old woman from Park Holme was arrested at the scene and charged with aggravated assault causing harm and has been refused bail.

The statement from Dev Patel’s representative continued:

“There are no heroes in this situation and sadly this specific incident highlights a larger systemic issue of marginalised members of society not being treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. 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.”

The Oscar-nominated actor has also starred in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Hotel Mumbai, and The Green Knight.

WATCH VIDEO: Actor Dev Patel Steps In To Break Up Knife Fight In South Australia

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