Crew Member Stabbed On Set of Anne Hathaway’s ‘The Witches’
A man who was working as a crew member on 'The Witches' -- starring Anne Hathaway -- has been hospitalised after he was stabbed in the neck on the set of the film on Wednesday.
The stabbing took place on set at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, in England, police said.
"Police were called at around 12.35 pm today to reports of an incident at Warner Bros studio production facility in Leavesden,” the police said in a statement. The Leavesden studio has previously been home to production for several iconic films, including, 'Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace', the 'Harry Potter' series, 'Sweeney Todd' and 'The Dark Knight'.
“One man sustained a neck injury and was taken to hospital by ambulance. A second man was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and is currently in police custody. It is believed the men are known to each other. Enquiries are continuing at this time to establish the circumstances around what happened.”
Warner Bros. also confirmed the incident, saying in a statement, “I can confirm that there was an isolated workplace incident at the Warner Bros. studio production facility and the police are now handling the matter".
Meanwhile, a bystander who allegedly witnessed the "knife-related" incident told The Sun, "I heard the argument, but couldn't make out what they were saying. They were shouting".
They continued, "As I left the studio and got around the corner, studio security went flying around with flashing lights. When I asked my pal what was going on, he said after I left one got stabbed in the neck with a flip knife, like a work one, from his tool belt."
It's not known if Anne Hathaway, who plays the Grand High Witch in the remake based on the late Roald Dahl's 1983 children's book, was present at the time of the event.
'The Witches' is set to debut in theatres in October 2020.