Justin Manzanares held for multiple stabbings outside Mile High Stadium, two others released

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Big photos, video below.
Update: The Denver Police Department has just released more information -- including a video -- about a stabbing that took place outside Mile High Stadium following the Broncos' loss to the San Diego Chargers last night; look below to see our previous coverage.

Of the three original suspects detained in the case, only one -- Justin Manzanares, 29 -- is being held on suspicion of a crime. In addition, the condition of the three victims who were hospitalized has been upgraded to non-life-threatening status. Here's the latest.

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This photo from the scene was tweeted by Fox31.
At this point, investigators have no indication that the incident was triggered by the disappointing outcome of the game. Rather, it appears that the stabbings occurred following a traffic disagreement.

Additionally, the cops discredit rumors that the attack was gang-related.

Here's the DPD tweet identifying the suspect in custody:

No booking photo of Manzanares is being released at this time due to the ongoing inquiry. His two companions have been set free, but that's pending further investigation -- meaning that they could be cuffed again if additional information surfaces.

As for the police department's initial report about a possible fourth stabbing victim, such an individual still hasn't surfaced.

Here's a video created by the Denver police with the latest information. That's followed by our previous coverage.

Continue to see our previous coverage of the stabbing outside Mile High Stadium last night, including more photos and a Vine from the scene.


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Stan Salazar
Stan Salazar

Someone is upset because their own neighbors gave me stereotypical advice about what neighborhoods to stay out of which rings true every night in the news. Keep them horse blinders on buddy. PS the collateral damage per capita in the "isolated incidents" you spoke of in Texas was far less than that of everyone at the Aurora Massacre so stfu. FYI, I also didn't live in any of the cities you mentioned but travelled to them many times to see friends and when someone tells you to stay out of a fucking particular part of town for your own good, you do so even if you are a legal to carry concealed law abiding citizen. I've got nothing to prove & no business in the wrong side of town but I'm sure you have no problem taking a stroll down skid row unarmed and without taking a look over your shoulder which either makes you someone who blends in really well with the vagrants & homeless & the other half of the group which are the unsavory type or you're just really stupid.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Isolated instance of thugs who start to shoot up a suburban Houston house party full of innocent teens; isolated instance of stabbing at another suburban Houston high school; isolated instance of shootout at a suburban Houston comm. college campus. Isolated instance of Cowboys fan brutally assaulted by a pack of Raiders fans at Cowboys Stadium. Sorry, Stanley, but Texas ain't immune from such calamities. "This isn't gang related, it's not drug deals gone wrong, it's not domestic disputes. It's the deaths and maiming of innocents." Are you somehow implying that neither of these aforementioned crimes result result in the deaths of innocents? Then you have clearly demonstrated to be full of horse shit, Stanley.

Stan Salazar
Stan Salazar

Without even reading your hippie "keep out air clean" but no one gives a shit if your car can pass a safety inspection, you can thank your local Highway Patrol, the police of Golden, the police of Lone Tree, Downtown Denver PD & ironically enough, the city of Aurora police department for their input on what parts of town to steer clear of. The Aurora officer made the biggest impression by saying that based on my appearance & the car I was driving, I'd be best staying out of Aurora if I didn't have any business there because A. My car would most likely get stolen & I'd never see it again & B. I'd look like an easy target to get robbed. This after him pulling me over because my car matched a BOLO for a Stolen white Honda even though the car they were looking for was a coupe & not a Hatchback. When asking if I had any weapons in the car, I answered yes. He said in that case, leave the area because if there was going to be a shooting or stabbing, he didn't need to take the call because someone else was assaulted because I was defending myself after being warned to stay out of that city. The other officers & trooper just told me where to stay away from & that common sense based on the area of town I'm in & how it looks should be enough to tell me when to turn around so don't go blaming me for the stereotypes that certain parts of town in the Denver area have. They were here long before I arrived and they didn't come from outsiders, they came from your own citizens who happen to be paid (with your takes & mine) to "Protect & Serve" so no need for me to throw caution to the wind to find out for myself. Even coworkers that live in those "hoods" tell me which car to leave at home when I want to go visit them. Am I paranoid, fuck no. Do I like the city of Denver, the mountains & most everything about it including 99% of the people I've met here in 8 months, hell yes but do I feel the need to I to a side of town I don't belong in just because you people are upset about stereotypes your own people made for themselves & the burbs they live in, nope.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Actually, Mr Edward's implication was that only Austin and El Paso had LOWER rates of violent crime than Denver. Of course, Austin is really just one giant college town/bedroom community for techies and El Paso happens to be swamped with heavy law enforcement that acts somewhat as a deterrent to homegrown violence. However, even a quick general search engine query can verify that the other major Texas cities have violent crime rates that exceed that of Denver's (or at least are on par). Hence, it is YOU that is the fucktard, Stanley. Of course, you are always welcome to go back to TexAss since -- like many a TexAss transplants -- you seem to miss it so much given your idiotic comparisons to it and wherever you may currently reside.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Lamebook DWEEBS.....READING an article PRIOR to butthurt comments? NEVAH!

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Don't expect Stanley to be able to fully digest his crow for some time.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Oh lovely....another asshat TexAss transplant scared of "minority areas." Let's face it. The "worst" parts of Denver are considered "average" in the majority of Texas cities.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

I'm assuming that the stats that Mr. Edward read were compiled on a PER CAPITA basis, not total number of crimes committed.....DWEEB.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Actually, Mr Edward's implication was that only Austin and El Paso had LOWER rates of violent crime than Denver. Of course, Austin is really just one giant college town/bedroom community for techies and El Paso happens to be swamped with heavy law enforcement that acts somewhat as a deterrent to homegrown violence. However, even a quick general search engine query can verify that the other major Texas cities have violent crime rates that exceed that of Denver's (or at least are on par). I personally have spent a better part of life growing up in Houston (and an even more violent city New Orleans). In fact, my days growing in H-Town were during the 80s and early 90s, a time when Houston was considered or competed for "murder capital of the US." Even today, while overall violent crime may be down from its peak decades before (due primarily to overall rapid population growth), it is still the giant cesspool that it had been known for previously. Hence, it is YOU that is the fucktard, Stanley. Of course, you are always welcome to go back to TexAss since -- like many a TexAss transplants -- you seem to miss it so much given your idiotic comparisons to it and wherever you may currently reside. I sure as hell do not.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Much more violent, might I add. Not even outer suburbia of Houston or Dallas is immune, with all of the raging redneck gun nuts and all.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Funny you mention the long cold winters. Research has proven the contrary: violent crime increases with the rise in temperatures, though there is an upper limit (blazing hot Arizona summers forcing people to stay indoors).

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Westword isn't a tabloid. Tabloids are not free.

Stan Salazar
Stan Salazar

Haha. Isolated school shooting, isolated mass movie theater shooting, isolated stabbing at a football game, isolated mass school shooting years back. At least in Texas, the bad people are taking each other out. I'm just trying to find out what makes a resident of this wonderful city (with exception to bad part of Aurora, Colfax & Federal and part of Arvada) feel the need to harm innocent people. I haven't ran in to a person I didn't like here and I work retail so I meet a lot of people. I have grown to love Denver & call it home even though I live in the Lone Tree Area in the span of 8 months but it's really alarming to have such random senseless acts of violence. This isn't gang related, it's not drug deals gone wrong, it's not domestic disputes. It's the deaths and maiming of innocents.

Jacob Edward
Jacob Edward

There's gang related murders in Houston and Dallas on a daily basis. An isolated school shooting doesn't put Denver "back in the lead." Texas is far more violent than Colorado, the facts are the facts.

Stan Salazar
Stan Salazar

Make sure to take in to account today's shooting which puts Denver back in the lead. The shooting today is a perfect example of EXACTLY what I was talking about. Let's see what's see what the news in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio & Austin looks like.

Monkey
Monkey

Did the use an assault knife, or just a regular one?

JimTom
JimTom topcommenter

Sounds to me like someone parked in front of the wrongs Mexicans house.

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Bethany Starr
Bethany Starr

You know, I see all these comments about "over a football game" ...it helps if you actually read before you post... The suspicion is that it was over a traffic incident, NOT the football game.

Mike Del Cuore
Mike Del Cuore

stfu lmao old paranoid, talking reckless mentality gtfo

Joshua Beckner
Joshua Beckner

What do you mean it puts the game in perspective? Was that your attempt at a witty quip? Wow. Westword, you're not what you used to be.

Robb Pierce
Robb Pierce

Broncos fans are poor sports, can dish it out but can't take it!

Sasha Hoagland
Sasha Hoagland

How sad. Its football I know many people take it very seriously but stabbing people? Come on people what it boils down to is that football is a game that should be enjoyed. Every team is bound to lose at some point but it shouldn't mean you go stabbing people over it.

Anesse Palmer
Anesse Palmer

Stan and you're no better when you words such as fucktard, grow up seriously!!

Randy E. Skunk
Randy E. Skunk

Ummm this is the 3rd death related to broncos games in our nation this year and not in Denver everytime! Broncos need to disband!

Ryan Donahue
Ryan Donahue

I been in Colorado for 20 plus years and the people here are elitist shits.. I grew up in littleton, blocks from columbine and in that hood, parents were much too concerned about themselves then they were about their kids... Football fans here are the most idiotic of them all, relying on personal insults as a focus of argument.....drivers here in Colorado think California and Texas are the worse, that shit makes me laugh the most.. I love Colorado, but I can't stand most of the people..

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay

I got stabbed while watching the game.....

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Monkey ... would the victims be in better or worse condition had they been SHOT ??


Have another banana, chimp.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Engelbert Humperdinck 

JimTom
JimTom topcommenter

@DonkeyHotaywe don't care what your boyfriend was doing to you during the game.

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