A member of the film crew for Aquaman, a Hollywood production that recently finished filming in Newfoundland and Labrador, was stabbed last week after the wrap party, the St. John's Morning Show has learned.

CBC News has learned that the man was attacked from behind by someone with a knife last Friday on George Street, a popular tourist area known for its bars and pubs.

A Mount Pearl man, 22, has been charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

According to tips to CBC News, the ordeal began outside Greensleeves Irish pub on George Street.

Reports say the man was speaking with some women when a young man approached him and was confrontational. 

Their tense conversation simmered down and the young man moved on.

Later in the evening the same young man approached him and picked a fight.

Aquaman Jason Mamoa

Jason Mamoa plays the title character in the Warner Bros. superhero film Aquaman, set to open in theatres in December 2018. (Twitter/@AtlanticQueenM)

He was then attacked from behind by a second young man with a knife, CBC News has learned.

He was taken to hospital, treated and released.

Reports say the man is OK, but shaken up.

Police said three people were also injured as bystanders tried to subdue the alleged attacker, who fled before police arrived, but was arrested a few days later.

Aquaman, which stars Frontier actor Jason Momoa, is slated for release on Dec. 21, 2018.


  • An earlier version of this story attributed details of the incident to the stabbing victim. That is incorrect. The information was gathered from other sources familiar with what happened. CBC apologizes for the error.
    Sep 07, 2017 1:39 PM NT
  • An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the stabbing happened during the film crew's wrap party, and that the wrap party was held at Greensleeves Pub. In fact, the stabbing happened following the party, which was not held at Greensleeves.
    Sep 07, 2017 6:56 AM NT
With files from St. John's Morning Show