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Police make arrest in stabbing outside Georgia Dome

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Police say they have arrested the man who committed a stabbing outside the Georgia Dome following the Falcons’ loss to the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.

James Lewis McCoy of Villa Rica, Georgia, was arrested on Tuesday. There’s no word on what charges he will face. The victim remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Although initial reports said a Falcons fan punched a 49ers fan and the 49ers fan retaliated by stabbing the Falcons fan, police now say the dispute had nothing to do with fan allegiances. Instead, police say it was some sort of dispute about food at a tailgate outside the stadium.

Neither McCoy nor the victim attended the game, police say.

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12 Responses to “Police make arrest in stabbing outside Georgia Dome”
  1. rukkus1 says: Jan 23, 2013 2:52 PM

    Wow thats a dramatic change in reports… the media is capable of that? Did chris mortenson report that right after he made the crazy russell wilson comments?

  2. juliusanonymous says: Jan 23, 2013 2:54 PM

    Food fight!!!

  3. scumpidude says: Jan 23, 2013 3:03 PM

    Wow, what do you know? And Where’s all the people that were hating on the 9er fans now? Whatever.

  4. citynative says: Jan 23, 2013 3:08 PM

    Will we hear from all the people who falsely posted on this site ripping the 49ers and their fans? No. It is the same people who posted the Crabtree hate without the facts. Funny to hear the silence when the truth comes out.

    Go Niners.

  5. deweymad84 says: Jan 23, 2013 3:20 PM

    Citynative: you’ve never, ever ripped somebody for something you were sure they had done only to fi.d out later they hadn’t?

    Get over yourself. This should be a good game, if the cameras can stay focused on the field, rather than the sidelines….

  6. mack2x says: Jan 23, 2013 3:22 PM

    The facts of this story have changed, the fact that many people can’t stand the 49ers or their fans remain the same.

  7. FinFan68 says: Jan 23, 2013 3:44 PM

    It doesn’t matter if the fight ws about fandom or food. If the stabbed guy initiated the violence he is the attacker, not the victim. There could be more to the story but from what has been reported the guy that has been arrested was defending himself.

  8. ohiobears says: Jan 23, 2013 3:50 PM

    Is it just me or does 90% of all Fan on Fan violence include the 49er’s as either the assailant or victim…i’m not exaggerating, either…I read a story a year or two ago about I think Chicago business owner put antifreeze into a Steelers fans drink or something crazy like that, but I cannot remember another incident that did not include the 49er’s in one way or another…i’m not “hating”, i’m just being honest.

  9. db105 says: Jan 23, 2013 5:51 PM

    It’s understandable how fans across the country would hate the 49er bandwagon fans. They were in full force in 1980s and 1990s and disappeared until last season. Has anyone noticed the change in the demographics at 49er games at Candlestick?

  10. asublimeday says: Jan 23, 2013 6:49 PM

    Ah, well I’m glad to hear it wasn’t about something silly

  11. footballfan01 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:12 PM

    Ray Lewis

  12. johnclaytonsponytail says: Jan 29, 2013 12:47 AM

    They should be suspended and fined despite the evidence or lack there of

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