Comic-Con Stabbing: Police Make Arrest

07/26/2010 11:42 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011


SAN DIEGO -- A man is under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon after getting in a fight with a friend at Comic-Con, according to police.

Around 4:00 p.m. Saturday, two adult males attending the convention got into a scuffle shortly after a panel in Hall H of the convention center at 111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego Police Officer David Stafford told KTLA.

The two men got into an argument about one sitting too close to the other, Stafford said.

"Two friends had an argument and one guy ended up going to the hospital with a scratch near his eye.''

One of the men reportedly struck the other man near the eye with a pen.

The suspect was arrested and booked for assault with a deadly weapon, Stafford said.

The man who suffered the cut near his eye reportedly asked to be examined at the hospital as a precaution.

Officer Stafford describes most of the attendees of this years Comic-Con as peaceful, saying "They don't drink, so that cuts down on the fights. I guess the only real problem could be if they manage to meet up with the groups letting out of the bars late at night.''

Rumors circulating the internet of a fan stabbing another attendee in the eye over coveted seats, and of a victim clad in a " Harry Potter T-shirt soaked in blood," are inaccurate, according to authorities.