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Production Goes On Despite Reported Stabbing on Set of Movie

Jun 20, 2019  •  Post A Comment

Production of a major film was “unaffected” by an incident on the set in which a man was arrested on suspicion of wounding another man, The New York Post’s Page Six reports.

The alleged incident took place Wednesday at Warner Bros.’ studio in Leavesden, outside London, where the Anne Hathaway movie “The Witches,” a Roald Dahl adaptation, was filming. Leavesden was the base for the “Harry Potter” movies and is now the home of a popular Harry Potter studio tour, the report notes.

The Post reports that the incident “was originally reported as a stabbing, but appears less serious than first thought, with the alleged victim suffering ‘a small laceration to his neck’ during a confrontation with someone known to him, police said.

The studio acknowledged the incident in a statement released Wednesday, but did not provide details. “Reports suggest that the incident occurred after the two men had a disagreement about a trivial matter on set,” The Post notes.

Hertfordshire police are quoted saying Thursday: “One man, in his 40s, sustained a small laceration to his neck and was taken to hospital by ambulance. He was released later that evening following treatment. A second man, who is 54, was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and released on bail until Wednesday, July 17. The men are known to each other.”

Along with Hathaway, the Warner Bros. movie stars Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci and Chris Rock. It is scheduled for release on Oct. 16, 2020.

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