DENVER — At least three people were stabbed at Sports Authority Field at Mile High after the Denver Broncos game Thursday night.
In a tweet, Denver police said one person was in critical condition, but as of Friday morning, it was being reported that all three stabbing victims who had received treatment were suffering from non life-threatening injuries.
Police also indicated they were searching for a possible fourth victim as of Friday morning, who took off without receiving treatment. That person’s condition was unknown.
Police said they had three men in custody as of Friday morning in connection with the stabbing, and that they were not seeking any additional suspects.
It’s no yet clear what started the confrontation that led to the stabbing, which took place shortly after the Broncos suffered a disappointing 27-20 loss to the San Diego Chargers. Police said they first got a report of a fight around 9:55 p.m. near Dick Connor and Federal Boulevard.
“We’re not sure whether this had anything to do with the outcome of the game or whether this was something independent of the game,” Denver Police Sgt. Steve Warneke said Thursday night. “Those things will hopefully come to light once we complete our investigation.”
Police said their investigation has been further complicated by the fact that there were a number of fans in the area when the stabbing seems to have occurred. There is also the fact that many of those fans were drunk, police said, and unable to provide a reliable account of what happened.
This is the second act of violence following a Broncos game. A man died after a fight involving a car break-in outside Arrowhead stadium in Kansas City following the game there on Dec. 1.