Camp Pendleton Marines Stabbed in Baseball Brawl

The Marines were stabbed in the face and neck by broken beer bottles, police said

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    Video provided to NBC 7 by George Ferguson shows the fight between Dodgers and Angels fans in Huntington Beach. Friends of two suspects jumped in and attacked Marines when they got involved - stabbing all three of the Marines according to police.

    Three Camp Pendleton Marines were stabbed Sunday when they tried to break up a fight between baseball fans in Huntington Beach, officials told NBC 7.

    NBC 7 has obtained cell phone video of what officials refer to as an alcohol-fueled fight around 1:45 a.m. in the area of Main and Walnut streets, according to 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 in the face.

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    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.

    Witnesses told investigators the altercation started with an argument between a woman wearing an Angel's jersey and two women making statements about the Dodgers.

    "The woman wearing the Angels shirt was knocked to the ground and beaten, kicked repeatedly," said Huntington Beach Police Chief Rob Handy.

    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.

    Police said the Marines were stabbed in the face and neck with the broken beer bottles.

    Six people - three men and three women - were arrested. 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, they said.

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