Warner Bros.’s Witches remake had a serious scare on Wednesday when an on-set stabbing halted production for the day and sent a man to the hospital. The remake, which stars Anne Hathaway , is currently filming in Leavesden, Hertfordshire.
In a statement local police outlined what happened: “Police were called at around 12.35 p.m. today to reports of an incident at Warner Bros studio production facility in Leavesden. 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.” Incidentally, fatal stabbings in England and Wales have reached a record high .
A representative for Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to V.F. ’s request for comment; when reached by Variety, a rep for the studio declined to comment. The Hertfordshire Mercury reports that a Warner rep did confirm that a “knife-related incident” had occurred.
The Daily Mail has shared some additional details, though they should be taken with a grain of salt. The outlet claims that a rigger stabbed a stage hand in the neck during a fight over a tea bag. The two had worked together before, the Daily Mail reports, and their fight occurred in front of roughly 100 other people on set at the time.
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