Man Hit with Bottle in Argument Over Honduras Flag in Southcrest

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.