Thursday night, the big story around the world of sports was the upset of the Denver Broncos at home against the San Diego Chargers. With the number one seed in the AFC still on the line, Denver had an opportunity to nearly lock it up. To no avail, the Chargers shocked the Broncos and came away with a 27-20 win.
Following the game, there was a much bigger, much more serious story that took place within the grounds of the Broncos’ home field. Just outside of Sports Authority Field after the game, there were multiple stabbings reported to have been committed in the parking lot at Mile High.
According to Denver police, there were three victims reported to have been stabbed following the game. There is also a possible fourth victim who could not be found, Denver police spokesman Sgt. Steve Warneke told the media.
At 9:55 p.m., the Denver Police Department responded to a call regarding a fight in Lot F of the field. There were three male victims with stab wounds found. Two were stable, however, one is in critical condition.
The suspects are currently being held in custody, and thankfully there are no suspects at large, according to the police department.
“Detectives will be interviewing people throughout the night, trying to sort out who did what,” Warneke said.
At this point, it is not understood exactly what happened. There are witnesses cooperating with the investigation, but no information has been released just yet. Whether it was a fight between Broncos and Chargers fans is yet to be determined.
The fact that something like this happened immediately following a game has to cause some concern to the staff at the facility. Officials from the stadium released the following statement, according to NFL.com:
“Stadium Management Company is aware of an incident that occurred in a parking lot adjacent to Sports Authority Field at Mile High. We are currently working with authorities to gather more information.”