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Baltimore street vendor arrested after Apple TV+ series ‘Lady in the Lake’ shut down by alleged threat

A disgruntled “native avenue vendor” was arrested on a drug cost three days after the Baltimore manufacturing of the Apple TV+ collection “Girl within the Lake” was shut down by an alleged risk of violence, police mentioned Tuesday.

Keith Brown, 43, of Pikesville, Maryland, was taken into custody Monday after police noticed him promoting medicine, police spokeswoman Lindsey Eldridge mentioned in an electronic mail to NBC Information. He advised police that he had spoken with a crew member and a safety supervisor for the miniseries Friday about being reimbursed as a result of he could not “function his clothes enterprise” whereas they have been filming on that avenue, Baltimore police mentioned in a press release.

Brown was apparently “upset that he had not been compensated by the manufacturing for misplaced enterprise” and advised police he was ready to get paperwork from the crew members that he might file to obtain a reimbursement, the assertion learn.

Police are nonetheless investigating the allegation, and it is not clear whether or not or not Brown made any risk of violence to the crew. The alleged risk prompted the producers to close down manufacturing of the present, which stars Natalie Portman and Moses Ingram, and transfer the filming from downtown Baltimore to an undisclosed location the place it resumed a day later.

NBC affiliate WBAL of Baltimore reported Monday that police have been investigating attainable discrepancies within the story and mentioned they’re nonetheless interviewing different witnesses in regards to the risk on the set.

“That is nonetheless an open and ongoing investigation,” Eldridge mentioned in a press release.

The chain of occasions that resulted in Brown being arrested started round 4 p.m. Friday when police “acquired a report regarding a crew member on the set of the Endeavor Content material manufacturing ‘Girl within the Lake’ within the 200 block of Park Avenue,” in keeping with the police incident report.

The 200 block of Park Avenue in Baltimore.Google maps

“Preliminary info reported {that a} crew member had acquired a verbal risk of violence from a person, who he alleged additionally brandished a firearm,” Eldridge mentioned within the assertion. “At the moment, filming was halted out of an abundance of warning.”

Within the incident report offered by police, one officer spoke with an unidentified male crew member who reported that “people demanded that he pay $50,000 US foreign money as a way to movie on the location (200 Park Avenue) and that they pulled a gun and brandished it on the employees.”

However when requested if he himself noticed the gun, the crew member “retracted his unique assertion of seeing the gun” and mentioned one of many crew’s drivers had seen the weapon, in keeping with the incident report.

Nevertheless, the crew member did direct the officer to a close-by nook the place he mentioned drug sellers have been promoting marijuana.

The identical officer additionally spoke with a lady “who was recognized because the supervisor for the safety agency working with the movie crew” and she or he mentioned “{that a} group of individuals needed $4,000 for the movie crew to have the ability to movie within the space after which modified the quantity to $50,000.”

The unnamed lady “defined that the group threatened to shoot within the air until they acquired the cash,” the incident report acknowledged.

“Girl within the Lake” filming started in April and is predicted to proceed by means of the autumn. The collection, which takes place in Baltimore in 1966, is tailored from native creator Laura Lippman’s novel of the identical identify. The collection additionally options Y’lan Noel, Mikey Madison and Brett Gelman.

Within the aftermath of Friday’s alleged incident, the Baltimore mayor’s press workplace issued a press release saying, “Mayor [Brandon] Scott has linked with the movie firm and guaranteed them that he, together with BPD, stays centered on efforts to construct public security.”

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