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4 Arrested in Connection with Alleged Assault After 49ers Game

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    Four people have been arrested in connection with an alleged assault after Monday's San Francisco 49ers game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, police announced Friday. Peggy Bunker reports. (Published Friday, Sept. 18, 2015)

    Four people have been arrested in connection with an alleged assault after Monday's San Francisco 49ers game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, police announced Friday.

    Felix Chavira, 32, of Hollister, Juan Arias, 33, of Hollister, Eric Martinez, 30, of San Jose, and a 17-year-old girl were arrested Thursday on suspicion of felony assault, police Lt. Kurt Clarke said.

    The alleged assault happened outside the stadium's "C" gate near a parking lot after the team won 20-3 in its season opener against the Minnesota Vikings, Clarke said.

    Officers were sent to the scene but were unable to find the people involved in the incident, according to Clarke.

    In a statement, the 49ers said one of the alleged assailants was identified as a season ticket holder. “As a result of his behavior, the Santa Clara Stadium Authority is terminating the individual’s Stadium Builders License and the 49ers are revoking his season tickets.”

    The assault was captured on a video widely circulated on social media the next day that shows a male victim in a Vikings jersey punched and kicked by people in 49ers jerseys.

    The video also shows security personnel in yellow jackets attempting to break up the fight. People in the background can be heard yelling, "leave him alone," and "stop it."

    The guards were able to gain control over the crowd, which quickly dispersed.

    Detectives reviewed a roughly one-minute video to identify the two victims and four suspects, Clarke said.

    The victims were a 35-year-old in a Vikings jersey and an 18-year-old security officer, who both suffered injuries not considered life-threatening, Clarke said.

    In the video, Chavira wore a number 28 49ers jersey, Martinez was in a number 80 49ers jersey and Ariad had on a white jacket, Clarke said.

    The three adult suspects have been booked into Santa Clara County Jail and the girl was issued a criminal citation before she was released to her parents, according to Clarke.

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