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Stabbing at Comic-Con delays panels

Incident caused minor wound, temporary halt to talks

A stabbing incident at Comic-Con temporarily delayed Saturday’s schedule of studio panels.

Shortly after Screen Gems’ “Resident Evil: Afterlife” panel, a man dressed in a Harry Potter T-shirt stabbed another Comic-Con attendee in the face with a pen in Hall H.

The man was immediately apprehended by security, and police escorted him out of the hall in handcuffs.

The two men involved in the incident were in their 20s. The victim was treated at a local hospital with a minor cut under his eye. The assailant was arrested and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. He was still in custody as of late Saturday, according to San Diego Police Officer David Stafford.

Once the incident was dealt with, panels resumed in Hall H, the main room where studios present their film panels.

The packed room of 6,000 was then forced to wait and watch a series of movie trailers before Universal and Marvel’s panels for “Paul,”

“Cowboys and Aliens,” “Thor,” “Captain America” and “The Avengers” could take place and local police could investigate the incident.

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