Marines Stabbed in Fight Between Dodgers, Angels Fans

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    Three Marines are wounded in a fight between Dodgers and Angels fans that was caught on camera. Kate Larsen reports from Huntington Beach for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Monday, March 31, 2014. (Published Monday, Mar 31, 2014)

    Three Marines were stabbed in Huntington Beach on Sunday while trying to break up a fight that appeared to be between Angels and Dodgers fans.

    Officers responded about 1:45 a.m. to reports of a fight between three women in the area of Main and Walnut streets, according to a news release from the Huntington Beach Police Department.

    "It was about a hundred people crowded around, it became very chaotic," Huntington Beach Police Chief Rob Handy said.

    The fight broke out hours after the Angels posted a 6-2 win over the Dodgers at the team's Anaheim stadium-- about 16 miles away from the Huntington Beach intersection.

     

    When officers arrived and attempted to break up the large fight, Manuel Alvarez, 23, allegedly used a broken bottle to stab one of the Marines. Alvarez was taken into custody and faces an assault with a deadly weapon charge.

    Another Marine was found nearby suffering from stab wounds. Both servicemen were taken to a hospital in stable condition.

    A possible third victim was treated and released at a San Diego hospital.

    After breaking up the altercation and placing several people in custody, officers learned from witnesses that the fight began when a woman wearing an Angels jersey made a comment about the Dodgers to two other women. The Marines, who police said did not know the women involved in the fight, were attempting to aid one of the assaulted women when they were attacked.

    "The woman wearing the Angels shirt was knocked to the ground and was beaten, and kicked repeatedly," Handy said.

    In all, six people were arrested and booked into jail. Victoria Robledo, 20, also faces an assault with a deadly weapon charge.

    Detectives interviewed and released the other four adults, but more charges could be filed, they said. 

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