3 Marines Stabbed in O.C. Trying to Defend Woman; Investigation Underway

An investigation was underway in Huntington Beach Tuesday after three U.S. Marines were stabbed trying to defend a female Angels fan who was involved in an altercation with two Dodgers fans over the weekend, authorities said.

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File photo of crime scene tape. (credit: flickr/Tex Texin via Creative Commons)

Officers responded to reports of a fight between three women in the area of Main Street and Walnut Street around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, according to a news release from the Huntington Beach Police Department.

Witnesses told police that a woman wearing an Angels jersey got into an argument with two Dodger fans, the release stated.

The verbal altercation eventually turned into a fight, police said.

The three Marines then intervened and tried to come to the aid of the Angels fans when they were allegedly attacked by friends of the Dodgers fans, according to the release.

One of the Marines was allegedly stabbed in the face with broken glass, authorities said. The two other Marines were also discovered to have been stabbed.

Two of them were hospitalized in stable condition, while the third was treated and released for his injuries, police said.

Manuel Alexis Alvarez, 23, of Downey, and Victoria Robeldo, 20, of Norwalk, were arrested and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to the release.

Four others were taken into custody and released pending further investigation, the release stated.

Alvarez and Robeldo were released from jail on Monday after they posted $25,000 bond, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Police were asking for the public’s help in locating any possible cell phone video of the altercation. Anyone who has video or information was encouraged to contact the Huntington Beach Police Department’s tip line at 714-375-5066.

Anonymous tips can also be left through Orange County Crime Stoppers by calling 855-847-6627.


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