"Slumdog Millionaire" star Dev Patel is being hailed a hero after he helped deescalated a stabbing in Australia.
Reports out of Adelaide, Australia, claim a man and woman got into a heated argument at a gas station. Seeing this, Dev and several witnesses got in the middle of the fight in an attempt to break it up. 7News said the woman stabbed the man in the chest in the midst of the fight before being separated.
"Dev acted on his natural instinct to try and de-escalate the situation and break up the fight," a rep for the "Lion" star told 7NEWS.com.au. "The group was thankfully successful in doing so, and they remained on site to ensure that the police and eventually the ambulance arrived."
Dev, who's been living in Australia with his girlfriend, stayed at the convenience store to speak to police.
The man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, whereas the woman was arrested.
Although Dev is getting credit for helping in the scary situation, his rep said there are "no heroes."
"This specific incident highlights a larger systemic issue of marginalised members of society not being treated with the dignity and respect they deserve," the rep said. "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."