Crew Member Stabs Colleague in Neck Fighting Over Teabag on Set of Anne Hathaway Film

June 20, 2019

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Sounds like things are pretty misérables on the UK set of Anne Hathaway's upcoming movie, The Witches. The Daily Mail reports that on Wednesday, filming was suspended and the set went into lockdown after one crew member stabbed another in the neck during a fight over teabags. "The scrap between a rigger and the stage hand, who had worked together previously, took place as around 100 crew in total were on set," the outlet says. "An eyewitness claimed that the dispute between the two workers escalated after one pinched the other's teabag." The victim was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital, while the attacker was arrested. "One man in his forties sustained a small laceration to his neck and was taken to hospital by ambulance," a police rep said in a statement. "A second man, who is 54, was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and released on bail." It's unclear if Hathaway and co-stars Octavia Spencer, Chris Rock and Stanley Tucci were on set when the incident occurred. The Witches is a remake of a 1990 film based on Roald Dahl's 1983 children's book of the same name. The remake is being helmed by director Robert Zemeckis.