- The Washington Times - Friday, December 13, 2013

Several people were stabbed in a parking lot outside the Sports Authority Stadium Field at Mile High at the end of the Denver Broncos matchup with the San Diego Chargers.

Police spokesman Steve Warneke said one of the victims was in critical condition, CBS News reported. Two other men were taken to the hospital with stab wounds, but were conscious and talking, he said. And another man may have been stabbed, too, but he left the scene before emergency responders arrived.

Several suspects were taken into custody for questioning, police said, CBS reported.

The San Diego Chargers beat the Broncos, 27-20.

Mr. Warneke said the scene after the game ended was “very chaotic” and it’s still not clear what started the fight. Other officers at the scene, however, told a CBS affiliate, the local KCNC-TV, that the stabbings came after groups of people in two different vehicles starting arguing.

Stadium Management Company said it’s cooperating with police — but this is just the latest in a string of violence that’s plagued crowds attending professional sporting events in recent months.

In Kansas City, Mo., a man died earlier this month after a fight broke out in the Arrowhead Stadium parking lot during a Kansas City game with Denver, CBS said. And in San Francisco in September, a teenager suffered a concussion and a broken nose and arm after he was attacked at the 49ers’ game against the Indianapolis Colts.