Man in Critical Condition After Being Stabbed at Montbello Rec Center
The Montbello Recreation Center isn't frequently a hot Twitter subject -- but that changed last night. Among the tweets on the topic was this one: "WTF.... Someone got stabbed at the Montbello rec? Wow."
A Twitpic from the scene courtesy of 9News. Additional photos and more below.
Also tweeting on the topic was the Denver Police Department, which shared details of a crime that left one man in critical condition and two others in custody. Here's the latest.
The Montbello Recreation Center is a large facility located at 15555 East 53rd Avenue.
A photo of the Montbello Recreation Center from the Denvergov.com website.
Here's an interactive graphic of the location. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."
View Larger Map
The center's listed Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. But according to 9News, trouble went down there at about 8:30 p.m.
Here's the first DPD tweet from the scene, time-stamped about an hour after the incident is said to have taken place.
BREAKING: #DPD on scene of a stabbing at 15555 E 53rd Ave. 1-Vic Xported in critical cond. expected to survive. No suspect info at this time— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) August 18, 2014
The initial lack of suspect info didn't last long. The DPD followed up with another tweet just shy of an hour later:
Another photo of the rec center from the Denvergov.com website.
BREAKING: UPDATE Stabbing at 15555 E 53rd Ave. 2-suspects have been arrested in relation to the stabbing. They were arrested in Aurora.— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) August 18, 2014
Where in Aurora? That information has not yet been released, and neither have the names of the individuals fitted with cuffs. But folks on Twitter continue to talk about the crime. Here's one late-night example:
Crazy I was at Montbello Rec earlier today— The JuiceMan (@MTJuice) August 18, 2014
Plenty of other people were, too -- and no doubt they'll be thinking about what happened last night during their next visit.
Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.