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Man Stabbed in the Neck On Set During Filming of The Witches Remake

Man Stabbed in the Neck On Set During Filming of ‘The Witches’ Remake

Uh… spooky. A crewmember on the remake of the cult classic film The Witches has been stabbed in the neck while on set, The Hertfordshire Mercury reports. The film stars Anne Hathaway, alongside Octavia Spencer and Chris Rock, and is currently in production at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, in England.

The stabbing occurred at the production studios adjacent to the studio tour of ‘The Making of Harry Potter,’ according to The Mercury. The victim is male and has been taken to a hospital by an ambulance.

“A second man was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm,” a spokesperson for Hertfordshire Constabulary said in an official statement, “and is currently in police custody.”

Police also noted that the victim and the second man arrested are believed to know each other, but gave no further comment on the nature of their relationship. “Enquiries are continuing at this time to establish the circumstances around what happened,” the statement closes.

The Sun Online reports the stabbing occurred during a confrontation with a coworker, citing an unnamed source referred to simply as “Industry Insider.”

"I heard the argument, but couldn't make out what they were saying,” the source allegedly said. “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."

This story is ongoing, and will be updated as new details emerge.

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