Thursday, October 17, 2013

Director Michael Bay attacked on Hong Kong set of 'Transformers 4'

Director Michael Bay was injured on Thursday when he was attacked during filming in Hong Kong. He was reportedly on set for the fourth "Transformers" movie, and was attacked by two brother, surnamed Mak, who demanded HK$100,000 ($12,900), according to Today.com.

The incident took place in Hong Kong, where filming is currently being done. When Bay refused to hand over the money, the elder Mak assaulted him. When three police officers attempted to intervene, the same man attacked them, as well.

The younger brother was arrested on suspicion of blackmail and assault, while the elder Mak was also arrested on suspicion of assault, she said. A third man, surnamed Chan, was arrested, as well.

Although Bay sustained injuries to the right side of his face, he declined to seek treatment, a spokeswoman said. She added that she did not believe his injuries were serious, and that seemed to be confirmed by the fact that filming continued after the incident.

The three police officers were treated in hospital for minor injuries, while the younger Mak asked to be taken in for treatment as well, saying he felt ill.

"Transformers 4," also known as "Transformers: Age of Extinction," is scheduled for a June 27, 2014 release.

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