Natalie Portman's 'Lady in the Lake' filming halted after a violent threat

Production of Natalie Portman's starring film `Lady in the Lake` was stopped in Baltimore

the US state of Maryland because the production team was threatened with violence. 

According to New York Post, the producers of the Apple TV+ thriller were required to stop filming 

in Baltimore because local drug dealers threatened to destroy the set unless they are compensated $50,000.

The Baltimore Police Department said residents in the area warned producers who were filming 'Lady in a Lake' that they might "come back later this evening [and] shoot someone" 

should they continue their work in the 200 block of Park Avenue in the Bromo Arts District.

In the statement made in The Hollywood Reporter, the studio behind the production, Endeavor Content, wrote, 

"Friday afternoon, on the Baltimore location of the show Lady in the Lake, 

before the arrival of the crew and cast ... an employee of our production team encountered two males one of whom was armed with an assault weapon directed at our driver.