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Second extortion attempt on 'Transformers' HK set

An actor jumps onto the roof of an old residential building during the filming of a scene for their latest movie "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction" in Hong Kong Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Another extortion attempt was recently reported on the set of the latest "Transformers" film in Hong Kong.

According to the Associated Press, a government statement said four men approached a crew member, who was setting up equipment atop a roof, "intimidated her and asked for money."

Police arrested a 35-year-old man who's been in their custody since Tuesday. Three other men are still at large. Police are investigating the incident as a blackmail case.

This marks the second attack on the film's set. Last week, police arrested two men after they assaulted director Michael Bay and demanded he pay $13,000. Three intervening police officers were also assaulted.

"Transformers 4" is partly set in Hong Kong. The film stars Mark Wahlberg and releases next June.

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