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Man in Critical Condition After Being Stabbed at Montbello Rec Center

A Twitpic from the scene courtesy of 9News. Additional photos and more below.
A Twitpic from the scene courtesy of 9News. Additional photos and more below.

The Montbello Recreation Center isn't frequently a hot Twitter subject -- but that changed last night. Among the tweets on the topic was this one: "WTF.... Someone got stabbed at the Montbello rec? Wow."

Also tweeting on the topic was the Denver Police Department, which shared details of a crime that left one man in critical condition and two others in custody. Here's the latest.

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A photo of the Montbello Recreation Center from the Denvergov.com website.
A photo of the Montbello Recreation Center from the Denvergov.com website.

The Montbello Recreation Center is a large facility located at 15555 East 53rd Avenue.

Here's an interactive graphic of the location. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."


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The center's listed Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. But according to 9News, trouble went down there at about 8:30 p.m.

Here's the first DPD tweet from the scene, time-stamped about an hour after the incident is said to have taken place.

Another photo of the rec center from the Denvergov.com website.
Another photo of the rec center from the Denvergov.com website.

The initial lack of suspect info didn't last long. The DPD followed up with another tweet just shy of an hour later:

Where in Aurora? That information has not yet been released, and neither have the names of the individuals fitted with cuffs. But folks on Twitter continue to talk about the crime. Here's one late-night example:

Plenty of other people were, too -- and no doubt they'll be thinking about what happened last night during their next visit.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.


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