Marines Stabbed in Fight Between Dodgers, Angels Fans

By Andrew Lopez
|  Monday, Mar 31, 2014  |  Updated 1:40 PM PDT
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Marines Stabbed in Fight Between Dodgers, Angels Fans

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

Officers responded around 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.

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.

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, theysaid. 

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