A 29-year-old man has been

arrested in Colorado on suspicion of stabbing four people in a

parking lot outside the stadium hosting a National Football

League game between the Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers,

police said on Friday.

   Justin Manzanares was held on three counts of aggravated

assault stemming from a knife fight that occurred outside Sports

Authority Field at Mile High on Thursday night, Denver police

Sergeant Steve Warneke said.

   Police believe the melee was a ``traffic altercation'' that

escalated into violence, Warneke said in a video message. He

said it followed a dispute after one vehicle pulled out of a

parking spot and nearly hit a second vehicle.

   ``It doesn't appear that this was related to the outcome of

the game,'' Warneke said.

   The Chargers defeated the Broncos 27-20, handing the Broncos

their first home defeat of the season.

   Three of the victims suffered non-life threatening wounds. A

fourth person who police believed was stabbed left the area and

has not been located, Warneke said. Police initially took three

people into custody after the fracas, but two of them were

released.