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Marines Stabbed While Trying To Break Up Brawl Between Dodgers & Angels Fans

A Huntington Beach Police patrol vehicle (Photo by Chris Yarzab via the Creative Commons on Flickr)
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Two U.S. Marines were stabbed during a brawl between Dodgers and Angels fans in Huntington Beach on Sunday.

The Marines were trying help break up a fight between one woman wearing an Angels jersey and two other women who were Dodgers fans around 1:45 a.m. around Main and Walnut streets, Huntington Beach police Lt. Mitch O'Brien told City News Service. Witnesses told NBC San Diego that the Angels fan made a comment about the Dodgers to the other women, which ignited the altercation. The Marines jumped into to help one of the women—the Angels fan they didn't personally know. The brawl grew when other men and women joined in to fight.

While authorities were at the scene trying to stop the melee, 23-year-old Manuel Alvarez allegedly used a broken bottle to stab one of the Marines in the face—and right in front of officers, reported City News Service. Police found another Marine about half a block away bleeding from a stab wounds; however, he didn't know who attacked him. One woman had also been kicked in the head, reported the O.C. Register.

The two Marines were taken to a hospital and are said to be in stable condition and with non-life-threatening injuries, according to City News Service and NBC San Diego. A third Marine was treated for other injuries at a San Diego hospital, but has since been released.

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Alvarez and Victoria Robledo, 20, were arrested with charges of suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, reported City News Service. They were released from jail later that day. There were four other people who were also arrested under the same charges, but they were released without being booked.

If anyone has information about the fight or who has cell phone video, call the Huntington Beach Police Department tip line at (714) 375-5066. Anonymous tips may be made to Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.