Police arrest suspect in stabbing outside Georgia Dome

ATLANTA -- A 46-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a stabbing near the Georgia Dome after the Atlanta Falcons' loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game.

Georgia Dome spokesman Jason Kirksey said James Lewis McCoy of Villa Rica was arrested Tuesday by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority Police Department. Information on McCoy's charges was not immediately available.


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Kirksey said the stabbing might have been over an argument about food during a tailgate party outside the Georgia Dome on Sunday. Some initial reports indicated it came from a dispute between football fans. But Kirksey said neither McCoy nor the person stabbed attended the game.

The stabbing happened around 6:40 p.m. in a parking lot.

The 35-year-old person who was stabbed has not been identified. Authorities say he is in stable condition at Grady Memorial Hospital.

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