No, this is not a joke. The happy-go-lucky crowd at Comic-Con 2010 got ugly just moments ago as the main hall at the show turned into a crime scene. Hit the jump for the details.
Hall H is an absolutely massive room where most of the big stories from the show are broken and all the major films hold their presentations. Just about 30 minutes ago things turned nasty when a dispute over the seating proximity resulted in a stabbing. Details are still fuzzy, but initial reports indicate that one fan wearing a Harry Potter T-shirt got into an argument with another attendee when he felt he was sitting too close to him. The victim was reportedly stabbed just below the eye with an ink pen. Other attendees nearby subdued the perpetrator until police could arrive. When they did, the man was placed in handcuffs and arrested.
The violence occurred just after the panel for Resident Evil: Afterlife as the crowd awaited a panel for Paul to begin. While it's a bit surprising that such an act would take place among the generally tame populace of Comic-Con, the line to get into Hall H literally stretches for miles outside in the heat, with many fans waiting for hours and hours only to be turned away. It's not hard to assume that the long lines may have in some way contributed to the altercation.
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