Hollywood filmmaker Michael Bay was slightly injured in an attack in Hong Kong while filming the fourth installment of the “Transformers” film series, according to police.
Two men have been arrested over blackmail and assault after they demanded money from Bay, police have claimed.
A Hong Kong police spokesperson said two men who own a store near the film set approached Bay and demanded 100,000 Hong Kong dollars ($13,000). When Bay refused to pay, they assaulted him.
The 48-year-old director received injuries on the right side of his face. He declined, however, to seek treatment and continued filming.
A state-run publication reported that the men caused a “huge disturbance” to the filming of the American science-fiction movie.
It said that they could have missed out on disturbance fees which the film crew paid to business owners that were likely to be affected during the filming.
The men allegedly attacked three police officers who were called to the set, police say. The officers received treatment for minor injuries.
Police arrested a third man at the scene.
Bay and his crew are yet to issue a statement on the incident.