splitting variable before any special character

Hi,

I am reading in some data-params into a form and there is one hidden field that I need to populate that requires the data-param value to be stripped before any special characters.
So if the data-param value = 'Harry & Sally' then I would need to populate the hidden field with 'Harry '

Is there a way to split the value before any special character other than spaces?

Thanks
Al4ddin2Asked:
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var str = 'Harry & Sally';
var harry = str.split(/[^a-z0-9\s]/i)[0];
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