Marines stabbed while breaking up brawling baseball fans

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Huntington Beach, CA, United States (4E) – A Marine was stabbed in the face and neck with a broken beer bottle while trying to break up a fight between female baseball fans in Huntington Beach on Sunday.

Another Marine was stabbed and both soldiers remained hospitalized Tuesday after male friends of two Dodgers fans beating up a woman wearing the uniform of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim attacked them for aiding the latter fan.

A third Marine was found injured a half-block away from the fight scene. He was treated at a San Diego hospital and released on the same day.

The melee happened around 1:45 a.m. on Main and Walnut streets after an exhibition game of the Angels and Dodgers in Anaheim. The Marines were taking a leave from Camp Pendleton and did not know the women involved in the fight.

Officers of the Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) arrested Manuel Alexis Alvarez, 23, of Downey, and Victoria Robledo, 20, of Norwalk for allegedly stabbing the Marine in the face. Alvarez and Robledo were booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon but were released after they posted bail, according to Lt. Mitch O’Brien of the HBPD. The other Marine who was stabbed told police he did not know who injured him.

The police also detained three other male suspects and one female suspect. All of the suspects were released pending filing of charges against them.

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