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Police say stabbing apparently resulted from traffic altercation

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Thursday night’s stabbing at the parking lot of Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium apparently did not involve issues between Chargers and Broncos fans, according to the Denver Police Department.

In an video update posted on YouTube and linked through Twitter, Sgt. Steve Warneke explains that “it appears that this stems from a traffic altercation.”  Warneke says that the suspects were backing out of a parking space and nearly struck the vehicle in which the victims were located.

The condition of the three victims has been upgraded.  They have non-life threatening injuries.  There still may be a fourth victim.

A 29-year-old man has been held for investigation of three counts of aggravated assault.  Two other men have been released pending further investigation.

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47 Responses to “Police say stabbing apparently resulted from traffic altercation”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 13, 2013 12:34 PM

    With the high rates they charge for parking, they should be responsible for whatever is enough security to prevent people from getting stabbed.

  2. upperdecker19 says: Dec 13, 2013 12:36 PM

    Philly’s still the worst!!! Snowballed Santa!!!! In stadium court house/jail!!!! All other stadiums are pristine and violence free in comparison!!!! BLAH BLAH BLAH…..

  3. ozymandias121 says: Dec 13, 2013 12:37 PM

    Denver fans are pathetic. You should know you will never win anything because Peyton Manning is only a good REGULAR season QB. You will always have home field advantage but in Denver it gets COLD. Peyton can’t win in COLD GAME AGAINST AVERAGE TEAMS.

  4. wearesc13 says: Dec 13, 2013 12:39 PM

    Luckily, the three people appear to be okay.

  5. blackandbluedivision says: Dec 13, 2013 12:39 PM

    thestrategyexpert says:
    Dec 13, 2013 12:34 PM
    With the high rates they charge for parking, they should be responsible for whatever is enough security to prevent people from getting stabbed.
    ____________________

    That’s over 30,000 people flooding the parking lot trying to leave. How exactly do you stop that? Even if you have enough cops on foot they would have to there at that exact moment.

    SN: How exactly do three people get stabbed. Wouldn’t at least the second person have tried to stop them?

    What do we have a ninja at Mile High?

  6. blackandbluedivision says: Dec 13, 2013 12:40 PM

    upperdecker19 says:
    Dec 13, 2013 12:36 PM
    Philly’s still the worst!!! Snowballed Santa!!!! In stadium court house/jail!!!! All other stadiums are pristine and violence free in comparison!!!! BLAH BLAH BLAH…..
    _______________

    The VET had jails and court houses. The new Lincoln Financial field doesn’t.

  7. beneagles says: Dec 13, 2013 12:44 PM

    Thank Goodness No One threw a snowball at a drunk Santa

  8. jimmyt says: Dec 13, 2013 12:47 PM

    thestrategyexpert says:
    Dec 13, 2013 12:34 PM
    With the high rates they charge for parking, they should be responsible for whatever is enough security to prevent people from getting stabbed.

    Be your own security. Had I been an intended victim, the aggressor would have found he made the mistake of bringing a knife to a gun fight.

  9. The Shoeman says: Dec 13, 2013 12:51 PM

    By KIRO 7 Investigative Reporter Chris Halsne

    The National Football League keeps detailed records of crime, alcohol abuse and security failures inside every NFL stadium on game day, but, in an effort to protect certain teams from public scrutiny, keeps the data secret.

    You don’t have a CLUE , what’s going on in YOUR stadium.

  10. dmartin17 says: Dec 13, 2013 12:58 PM

    Phew, I thought this was about sports. Glad it was something not as stupid…

  11. remyje says: Dec 13, 2013 12:58 PM

    so it was bronco on bronco crime?

  12. sc711 says: Dec 13, 2013 12:58 PM

    Stab 3 people because of a “near” wreck…..seriously…..no one here uses blinkers….there are near wrecks every 10 seconds….that guy needs to never get out.

  13. fumblenuts says: Dec 13, 2013 1:00 PM

    He’s lucky he didn’t come after somebody with a gun. When that happens, the lunatics end up 6 ft under.

  14. trollhammer20 says: Dec 13, 2013 1:02 PM

    Well, glad to know that the violence wasn’t done over something as ultimately meaningless and trivial as a football game, and instead had to do with a fender bender in the parking lot.

    Wait, what?

  15. chiadam says: Dec 13, 2013 1:05 PM

    Yet another reason to stay at home and watch. Far too many losers let a game (one they’re not playing in or connected to in any way) work them up to the point of stabbing people. My advice to these people: get a life. And if you can’t, just stab youself. Not someone else.

  16. zappa69 says: Dec 13, 2013 1:06 PM

    Hating on Philly? This is about idiots, not fans. And by the way, I have never had a problem in Philly even when wearing my Vikings gear. People treated my wife and I like gold! Pittsburgh, not as nice. Buffalo will start fights with other Bills fans. Minnesota, most of them sit on their hands. San Fran, they bought us a beer. Jets, all drunk. 1 Miami game this year, I was alone.

  17. balldawk says: Dec 13, 2013 1:07 PM

    Murder in kc, 4 stabbings in Denver & the bigger news was a guy best up in philly?

  18. seatownballers says: Dec 13, 2013 1:10 PM

    Stay at home if you feel compelled to pack/carry weapons to a sporting event for safety. You are part of the problem

  19. bgm9876 says: Dec 13, 2013 1:11 PM

    idiots

  20. philtration says: Dec 13, 2013 1:14 PM

    fumblenuts says:
    Dec 13, 2013 1:00 PM
    He’s lucky he didn’t come after somebody with a gun. When that happens, the lunatics end up 6 ft under.
    ===================================

    On the other hand lots of people in the parking lot were lucky that the guy doing the stabbing did not have a gun either or you probably end up with multiple people shot and and at least one dead…. maybe more.

  21. obsession55 says: Dec 13, 2013 1:19 PM

    wow this idiot was madder than a hornets nest! he was looking for any reason to use that knife. How did he go 1 vs 3 and end up on top?? the 3 victims shouldve pulverized him before he connected with that knife

  22. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 13, 2013 1:20 PM

    blackandbluedivision:

    There’s lots of ways to stop it. You don’t have to have an army of police. You could have some UCs. Or you could have a camera system that monitors everything and acts as a deterrent, or at least in providing justice if people are blatantly disregarding the cameras hanging in place sight.

    Plus with all the money in the game there is still enough for a ninja or two in the budget. For every lot!

    jimmyt:

    Then you would get caught for retaliation or vigilantism when you use your tool. The cameras will catch you too, better leave that stuff and that plan at home.

    Plus the ninja carries a better sword and he really knows how to use that thing.

  23. saggysack says: Dec 13, 2013 1:21 PM

    Knuckleheads that can’t hold their liquor are going to ruin it for the rest of us. People fighting, falling from rails and upper decks, acting like jackarses in the stands. . .Won’t be long until Sheriff Goodell bans tailgating all together (a la the Super Bowl). Idiots.

  24. natelan69 says: Dec 13, 2013 1:24 PM

    jimmyt says:
    Dec 13, 2013 12:47 PM
    thestrategyexpert says:
    Dec 13, 2013 12:34 PM
    With the high rates they charge for parking, they should be responsible for whatever is enough security to prevent people from getting stabbed.

    Be your own security. Had I been an intended victim, the aggressor would have found he made the mistake of bringing a knife to a gun fight.
    ——————————-
    The reality is that had you been the intended victim, you would have been stabbed before you could ready your gun, and your gun would have then been stolen from you and used against you.

    Fact: Guns are far more often used against their owners than actually used in self-defense.

  25. maiphatdong says: Dec 13, 2013 1:26 PM

    I have been there, at that location, parking is a bitch, and its not stadium parking, its some auto garage place that uses their space for cheaper parking, they cram everyone in a little spot. I can totally see this happening, it was nightmare trying to get out.

  26. shatho1 says: Dec 13, 2013 1:46 PM

    chiadam December 13, 2013, 12:05 PM CST

    Yet another reason to stay at home and watch. Far too many losers let a game (one they’re not playing in or connected to in any way) work them up to the point of stabbing people. My advice to these people: get a life. And if you can’t, just stab youself. Not someone else.

    did u even read this article or did u just go off the previous one about the stabbing at mile high parking lot. the game has nothing to do with it this was a near accident that caused this psycho to stab ppl.

  27. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 13, 2013 1:53 PM

    Or fines of players are dollars that all go to improvements in the game. Sorry, I meant the extra fines when the fine rates are doubled so there is extra money to work with. Just give me the checkbook and we can get the Ninja Training program in place, just in case the cameras and UCs miss ANYTHING.

    But they won’t be called “ninjas”, we’ll call them Defenders of the Innocent, or DIs for short. Who is the fool that is going to cause trouble at an NFL football game of ALL places in the world? You picked the worst place possible to screw around with the system.

  28. strongmackn says: Dec 13, 2013 1:55 PM

    I bet this will vet spun into an attack on the 2nd ammendment somehow.

  29. zam0854 says: Dec 13, 2013 2:08 PM

    UpperDecker19

    ______

    Philly is the worst? The Santa that was hit with snowballs was a drunk fan that ran onto the field after the game was over. Why bring up a story when you don’t even know what happened. I’m a Philly fan, I could care less what other fans think about this fan base. Mainly because were playoff bound this year and I’m willing to bet “deckers” team will be watching.

    If you go to an away game for your team, you already know what your setting yourself up for if you wear an opposing jersey.

  30. shayeezy says: Dec 13, 2013 2:18 PM

    denver fans really are the worst. they boo when anything happens that they don’t like, even if it happened fairly or is clearly the right call. and that “IN-COM-PLETE” chant is hands down the lamest chant i’ve ever heard in professional sports.

  31. mackcarrington says: Dec 13, 2013 2:20 PM

    I find it interesting that people on here think that because there were 3 stabbing victims, they all must have been 6’4” 230 lb. 22 year old males who should have easily disabled the assailant. Suppose they weren’t? And what if the guy is flailing around a machete or a hunting knife? Not so easy to run up on something like that, especially if they are really intent on doing some damage. Everyone isn’t an off duty cop or an ex-Marine.

  32. duffelbagsports says: Dec 13, 2013 2:20 PM

    This is why my Patriots film every game. So you can have a record of incidents like this.

  33. knowthefacts215 says: Dec 13, 2013 2:30 PM

    Surprised the story does not have any Philly fan references….oh yea that’s right cause no one dies at our games aka S.F., KC, LA, DEN should I go on….

  34. knowthefacts215 says: Dec 13, 2013 2:35 PM

    I was born and raised in Philly and root for my teams and national idiots are the ones who gives us bad reps. Do some research before you bash a place that you have no affiliation or association with, Santa getting pelted with snowballs was a drunkin fan who ran out on the field after the game. Which by the way was over 50 years ago, get some new material already!

  35. juliusanonymous says: Dec 13, 2013 2:35 PM

    zam0854 says: Dec 13, 2013 2:08 PM

    UpperDecker19

    ______

    Philly is the worst? The Santa that was hit with snowballs was a drunk fan that ran onto the field after the game was over. Why bring up a story when you don’t even know what happened. I’m a Philly fan, I could care less what other fans think about this fan base.

    ————————————

    I agree that it is beyond stupid to bring up the Santa snowball incident, but you have the facts wrong. Watched a documentary about the guy who was the Santa – it happened at halftime, he had been asked by the team to go on the field and wave at fans. His family are all lifelong diehard Philly fans. He wasn’t drunk when it happened. Still has season tickets, still goes to every game, joked that he never wore a Santa costume after the incident due to PTSD.

    I’m a Seahawk fan, but agree that bringing up the Snowman incident in Philly is just about the lamest thing I’ve ever heard from football fans. The second someone brings it up, I just assume they’re a mouth-breathing troglodyte and ignore them.

  36. billybarrule says: Dec 13, 2013 2:58 PM

    They bled Coors Light.

  37. racerx1225 says: Dec 13, 2013 3:15 PM

    jimmyt says:
    Dec 13, 2013 12:47 PM
    thestrategyexpert says:
    Dec 13, 2013 12:34 PM
    With the high rates they charge for parking, they should be responsible for whatever is enough security to prevent people from getting stabbed.

    Be your own security. Had I been an intended victim, the aggressor would have found he made the mistake of bringing a knife to a gun fight.
    ——————————-
    The reality is that had you been the intended victim, you would have been stabbed before you could ready your gun, and your gun would have then been stolen from you and used against you.

    Fact: Guns are far more often used against their owners than actually used in self-defense.
    ============================

    Only because there are some untrained and unintelligent gun owners. Just like there are untrained and unintelligent people.

    If the guy whipped out a knife on me with bad intent, he’s dead before you can say “Ginsu” so please keep your shortcomings and others to yourself.

  38. harrisonhits2 says: Dec 13, 2013 3:18 PM

    jimmyt says:

    Be your own security. Had I been an intended victim, the aggressor would have found he made the mistake of bringing a knife to a gun fight.
    __________________________

    Or you could, you know, not get into a fight with someone who “nearly hits” your car with theirs. All they had to do was keep driving and leave the situation behind.

  39. kingpel says: Dec 13, 2013 3:23 PM

    I love how the NFL sets up their parking. There is a man in a red vest collecting $30 on every corner before the game starts and telling traffic where to go.

    After the game you are on your own.

  40. upperdecker19 says: Dec 13, 2013 3:27 PM

    @zam0854 says: Dec 13, 2013 2:08 PM
    @juliusanonymous says: Dec 13, 2013 2:35 PM

    Sarcasm gang. As ANY story about fan violence induces the stupid lines about Santa, etc. in Philly. Hence the line….”All other stadiums are pristine and violence free in comparison!!!! ” (in most cases, they’re worse).

    Ugh….if I have to explain the joke, it must blow.

    Regards,

    Philly fan that’s been to many games in Philly. It’s like attending church compared to Chargers/Raiders games out here on the left coast.

  41. frank booth says: Dec 13, 2013 4:10 PM

    upperdecker19 says:
    Dec 13, 2013 12:36 PM

    Philly’s still the worst!!! Snowballed Santa!!!! In stadium court house/jail!!!! All other stadiums are pristine and violence free in comparison!!!! BLAH BLAH BLAH…..
    ==================================
    Every time something comes up at another stadium, Eagles fans get all indignant and self-righteous. Stuff happens at every stadium. No one’s stadium is violence-free.

    It doesn’t change the things that have happened in Philadelphia, nor the tacky, coarse, threatening behavior of Philly fans, which is the rule, rather than the exception, at Philadelphia sports venues.

  42. ripster65 says: Dec 13, 2013 4:23 PM

    On that note, I’d be curious to see what happens to the NFL if ONLY the home team fans attended each game.

  43. ripster65 says: Dec 13, 2013 4:26 PM

    knowthefacts215 says:
    Dec 13, 2013 2:35 PM
    I was born and raised in Philly and root for my teams and national idiots are the ones who gives us bad reps. Do some research before you bash a place that you have no affiliation or association with, Santa getting pelted with snowballs was a drunkin fan who ran out on the field after the game. Which by the way was over 50 years ago, get some new material already!
    ———————————-
    Did’ja hear the one about the Lions fan who got jumped by at least 6 Eagle fans less than a week ago?
    Oh, wait. That’s not a joke.

  44. Dogsweat says: Dec 13, 2013 4:28 PM

    Give me a break, I remember the South Stands, and have been to a Broncos game, and I was there for the other team, and nearly lost my teeth. I wasn’t being dis- respectful. Bronco fans are just as bad as everyone else, only they hide it better, because they point the finger at other teams. The only thing I noticed is Bronco fans don’t fight each other, like in other cities, only those who wear the opposing color.

    This only exposes it, as they try to say it had nothing to do with fans or game.

    BS.

  45. robgilman says: Dec 13, 2013 6:00 PM

    Well at least it was over something important

  46. juliusanonymous says: Dec 13, 2013 9:43 PM

    Wow, who let a 13-year old boy become a police sargeant?

  47. joetoronto says: Dec 14, 2013 5:47 AM

    The whole Denver area is full of psychopaths, just look at all the mass shootings they have had there.

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