Man Hit with Bottle in Argument Over Honduras Flag in Southcrest - NBC 7 San Diego

Man Hit with Bottle in Argument Over Honduras Flag in Southcrest

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    Man Hit with Bottle in Argument Over Honduras Flag in Southcrest

    A man was arrested Sunday afternoon for allegedly assaulting another man at a Southcrest soccer field, police said.

    The incident happened around 4:20 p.m. in the 4100 block of Keeler Avenue at the Southcrest Recreation Center, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.

    The victim was waving around a Honduras flag, which the suspect, identified as 24-year-old Brian Cota, took exception to and an argument broke out and the suspect hit the victim with a bottle, he said.

    "A large fight ensued and the suspect fled the scene when police arrived," Buttle said.

    Cota was found with the help of a police helicopter and taken into custody in the 4300 block of Z Street, he said.

    Both the victim and Cota had cuts to the ear and were taken area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, he said.

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