California police arrested a man charged with attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed a soccer fan, injuring him «critically» during a violent fight that broke out in the stands of Sunday’s CONCACAF Gold Cup match between Mexico and Qatar.
The Santa Clara Police Department identified the suspect as 29-year-old Alejandro Garcia-Villanueva.
He Sacramento Police Department detained Garcia-Villanueva Tuesday night without incident, authorities said Wednesday in an update.
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«With advanced video technology in Levi’s Stadium and vital input from the community, SCPD’s swift action allowed detectives to positively identify both the suspect and person of interest within 24 hours of the incident,» police said Wednesday.
The person of interest, who has not been publicly identified, was released after investigators determined that he had not committed any crime. Police said a search warrant was issued for Garcia-Villanueva’s home and «evidence» related to the crime was located at the scene.
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Garcia-Villanueva was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail and was charged with attempted murder.
Near the end of the 1-0 loss to Qatar, a massive brawl broke out in a section of mostly Mexican supporters.
Graphic video shared online appeared to show the male victim bleeding profusely from the wound as officers approached the scene.
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Police said the man sustained a stab wound «near the upper clavicle area» and was transported to an area hospital with a «critical» injury.
According to local reports, the man is expected to make a full recovery.