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No arrest made in assault at Comic-Con [Updated]

July 24, 2010 |  8:13 pm

[Updated: The San Diego Police Department on Sunday morning corrected its earlier report on the incident, saying that no arrest has been made, pending further investigation.]

 A young man was arrested at the Comic-Con exposition Saturday and accused of stabbing another attendee with a pen, San Diego police said.

The two young men, both in their early 20s, were seated in Hall H, the convention center ballroom where studios parade stars and filmmakers, when one accused the other of sitting too close to him, police said. The two got into a fight, and one was stabbed near the eye with the pen, police said.

The fight occured before a panel discussion of the movie "Resident Evil: Afterlife."

The victim was taken out on a stretcher to a local hospital with a cut near his eye. The alleged assailant, wearing a Harry Potter t-shirt, was handcuffed, arrested and booked in jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, police said.

Comic-Con, which ends Sunday, had been expected to draw a sold-out crowd of roughly 126,000 people.

A San Diego police sergeant told the news website Neon Tommy that the fight would not interrupt the convention: http://www.neontommy.com/news/2010/07/stabbing-comic-con.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego