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Police probe second extortion attempt on ‘Transformers’ set

Police probe second extortion attempt on ‘Transformers’ set

TWO INCIDENTS: director Michael Bay holds a camera during the filming of a scene for their latest movie "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction" in Hong Kong Saturday, Oct. 19. Bay was slightly injured during an attack last week. Photo: Associated Press

Police in Hong Kong are investigating a second extortion plot on the set of the latest installment of “Transformers.”

The cast and crew of “Transformers: Age of Extinction” are currently on location in the region and officials claim that on Tuesday a female production staffer was setting up a shoot when four men “intimidated her and asked for money”.

A 35-year-old man has since been arrested.

Police are classing the case as blackmail and have directed the force’s anti-Triad organized crime squad to oversee the investigation.

The latest incident comes a week after director Michael Bay was assaulted by a group of men, who also demanded payment for the “inconvenience” caused by filming.

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