A Comic-Con attendee stabbed another in the face with a pen at the conference on Saturday (July 24). The dispute was allegedly over the victim’s attempt to save a seat for a friend before the Universal Studios panel, which was taking place in the San Diego Convention Center’s 6,500-seat Hall H.
First word of the incident reached Twitter around 5 p.m. PDT. According to entertainment journalist Jen Yamato, the man who was arrested for the stabbing was wearing the “Harry Potter” T-shirt that Warner Bros. had given away during its panel earlier in the day. He was taken away in handcuffs, with his white T-shirt covered in blood. The man reportedly stated he was defending himself and that he was “sorry it happened.” The victim, who was stabbed near the eye, was taken away by medics on a stretcher.
Police told Entertainment Weekly that attendees subdued the attacker, who was then arrested. The victim has been taken to the hospital, and their status remains unknown. Identities of the people involved in the incident have not been released.
Waiting in line for two hours in the scorching heat will do strange things to a man, doubly so if he’s wearing a totally crotch-riding costume. I’m just saying.