Contrary to reports that surfaced earlier today, Paramount is specifying that Michael Bay was not injured from an attack on the set of Transformers 4 today in Hong Kong—instead, the studio says, the production team did have a "bizarre encounter " who was allegedly under the influence and using an air conditioner as a weapon. From Deadline:
"Contrary to several erroneous news reports made today, Bay did not get hurt in a fight on set," said Paramount. "The production company did have a bizarre encounter with a man (allegedly under the influence of a narcotic substance) who was wielding an air conditioning unit as a weapon. The man, who had earlier accosted several other crew members, rushed onto the set in Quarry Bay and swung the air conditioning unit directly at Bay’s head. The director ducked and wrested the air conditioner from his attacker, preventing what could have been a serious accident. The company’s security team quickly stepped in and subdued the assault. The police, who also scuffled with the assailant and two of his companions, ultimately arrested the three men. No one on the cast or crew was injured and the production immediately resumed filming without further incident."
Original reports stated that Bay was attacked by two brothers on the set of Transformers 4, who demanded about $12,900 for "unknown reasons." (Probably to spend it.) Reports also said that Bay suffered minor injuries from the attack, including a cut on the right side of his face, but declined medical treatment. For a story that is apparently completely fabricated, it was all pretty specific.
Transformers 4 is currently filming, and is set to be released in June 2014.