According to reports, a crew member working on the set of Anne Hathaway’s newest film The Witches was stabbed and injured during an incident with an alleged coworker.
The incident occurred on a Warner Bros. set location in Leavesden, England. “Police were called at around 12:35 p.m. today to reports of an incident at Warner Bros. studio production facility in Leavesden,” local police said in a statement.
Police reported that one man was transported to hospital with stab wounds to his neck and another man was arrested on “suspicion of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm” and is now 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,” the statement concluded.
A spokesperson for Warner Bros. reportedly spoke to the Hertfordshire Mercury and confirmed a knife-related incident had taken place, adding, “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.”
A source also spoke to The Sun, saying the heard the incident occur. “I heard the argument, but couldn’t make out what they were saying. They were shouting, As I left the studio and got round the corner, studio security went flying round 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.”
The film is a new adaptation from Robert Zemeckis of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, which was previously seen on the big screen in 1990. Hathaway is set to star as the Grand High Witch while Octavia Spencer is also set to star. The film is scheduled for release in October 2020.