Three Marines who were attacked and stabbed during a downtown Huntington Beach street fight between Dodgers and Angels baseball fans were recovering Monday as police tried to piece together what triggered the violence.
Six people were arrested Sunday after officers were summoned to a dispute between people fighting over the two baseball teams. Police said the 1:45 a.m. incident took place near the intersection of Main and Walnut streets, a crowded intersection just blocks from the beach.
Officers said the incident apparently began when a woman wearing an Angels jersey got into a dispute with two people who were talking about the Dodgers.
As the conflict grew, three Marines who were passing by attempted to come to the aid of the woman wearing the Angels jersey, but ended up being attacked and stabbed.
Police said that as officers tried to break up the fight, one of the Marines was stabbed in the face with a broken beer bottle.
Authorities arrested and booked Manuel Alexis Alvarez, 23, of Downey, and Victoria Robledo, 20, of Norwalk, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. They were being held in Huntington Beach City Jail.
Additionally, police arrested Paul Santino Forno, 22, of Whittier; Daniel Magadan, 24, of Whittier; Erik Alexander Gomez Chavez, 27, Norwalk; and Jessica Perez, 22, of Downey. All four were interviewed and released pending further investigation, according to authorities.
The six people arrested were believed to be all part of the same group, said Police Lt. Mitch O’Brien said.
If anyone has information or cellphone video of the incident, they are encouraged to call the Huntington Beach Police tip line at (714) 375-5066.