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Prior to his scheduled appearance at the BRIT Awards 2020 on Tuesday, Harry Styles was reportedly held at knifepoint during a robbery in London. The Mirror reports that the 26-year-old musician and actor was robbed during a visit to the Hampstead area of London on Friday. He was approached by a man who “demanded cash,” but thankfully Styles walked out of the situation unharmed.
“He actually played it pretty cool, quickly giving the assailant cash, keeping himself and the guy calm and getting the situation over with,” a source close to the situation told the outlet. “Understandably though it left him very shaken up afterward.” No arrests have been made in relation to the robbery just yet, but inquiries are said to be ongoing.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed there’s an ongoing investigation into reports of a robbery at knifepoint in Hampstead, although it was not specified whether Styles was involved. “Officers were contacted on Saturday, 15 February regarding the incident which happened at 23.50hrs on Friday, 14 February,” the police told E! News. “It was reported that a man in his 20s was approached by another man and threatened him with a knife. The victim was not injured however, cash was taken from him.”
The incident didn’t stop him from appearing at the 2020 BRIT Awards, however. The former One Direction singer was nominated for British Male Solo Artist and British Album of the Year at the awards, and he’s also set to perform later on during the show.
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