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(CNN) — A guy was arrested Friday at the Cannes Film Festival following firing a weapon loaded with blanks throughout a live tv interview, sending an Oscar-winning actor running for cover.
Canal+ was interviewing Christoph Waltz, whom claimed the Academy Award for ideal supporting actor inside “Django Unchained,” plus actor Daniel Auteuil whenever a guy fired 2 shots from a starter pistol, according to authorities as well as the French tv station.
The guy allegedly had a dummy grenade inside 1 hand, plus footage plus photos of the incident show Waltz plus Auteuil being taken offstage plus guests scrambling for cover.
The incident, that happened found on the Canal+ set over the common Promenade de la Croisette — the primary boulevard inside Cannes — quickly interrupted the show.
Canal+ anchor Michel Denisot returned found on the air a brief time later plus told viewers: “The shots fired were blanks as well as the grenade was fake. That’s what you learn.”
No injuries were reported; French authorities have not diagnosed the guy.
Pictures of the arrest obtained by The Hollywood Reporter show authorities wrestling the guy to the ground.
The guy mentioned to a female upcoming to him, ‘If I were we, I wouldn’t stay here’,” Denisot later told France 24.
It was far within the typical scripted fare of the Cannes Film Festival, where chaos plays out about screen plus not amidst the audience.
The yearly festival brings together the wealthy plus well-known from all over the world for film screenings plus glittering parties.
The incident followed information the same day which over $ 1 million inside jewels belonging to the Swiss fast Chopard were stolen from a hotel space inside Cannes.
The theft of the jewels happened Thursday evening, found on the next day of the festival, that opened Wednesday plus runs by May 26.
Commandant Bernard Mascarelli, of the Nice authorities, mentioned the jewelry was stolen from a secure inside the Suite Novotel hotel about Boulevard Carnot inside Cannes.
A Chopard worker was staying inside the space however left it to go to dinner from 8 p.m. to 3 the.m. nearby time, he mentioned. She returned to discover the secure containing the jewels was lost.
The entire secure had been unscrewed within the within the hotel area plus carried out, Mascarelli mentioned.
No detailed description has yet been provided of the stolen jewels.
Chopard, that is an official sponsor of the festival, has offered the Palme d’Or trophy granted to the director of the number one feature movie for the previous 15 years. The trophy qualities a 24-carat gold palm connected to a part of cut crystal.
The fast is marketing its Red Carpet Collection 2013 at this year’s festival, with a quantity of actresses sporting its jewels.
CNN’s Saskya Vandoorne plus Laura Smith-Spark contributed to the report.