DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police took two people into custody after a stabbing on the 16th Street Mall Monday night.

One person was rushed to the hospital after the stabbing that occurred at approximately 10 p.m. at 16th and Welton Street. Police say the victim and attacker were involved in an argument when the suspect pulled out a knife.

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The victim had minor injuries and was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Another man was held for questioning.


Police called it an isolated attack, but it’s one that has the them looking closely at increasing security.

From dining to dancing and shopping to running, the 16th Street Mall is a Denver destination.

“I just like walking up and down the mall, going into all the stores, all the restaurants,” a woman on the mall said.

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It’s also one where safety can be a top concern.

“I don’t know that I would come by myself at night,” another woman said.

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“Anytime there is any sort of violence in downtown or on the mall, its concerning,” Tami Door with the Downtown Denver Partnership said.

Door says over the last year they’ve increased lighting in the mall’s alleys in an effort to make people feel safer. Up next in their security action plan is installing 180 new lights on the mall and possibly adding private security.

“At the Downtown Denver Partnership we are in the process of hiring a security manager,” Door said.

Door says the security manager will work with public and private security on the mall to improve safety and peace of mind for Denver locals and tourists alike.

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The Downtown Denver Partnership hopes to have their new security in place by their series of summer events which are scheduled to start June 25.