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Dallas Latos, wife of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos, claims she was attacked at wild-card game in Pittsburgh

In this photo taken Jan. 26, 2012, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Matt Latos, center, and his wife Dallas, right, touring the Reds museum in Cincinnati. Pittsburgh police are investigating claims by Dallas Latos that she was attacked and had her hair pulled by a fan during National League wild card baseball game on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Michael E. Keating) NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT Michael E. Keating

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(CBS/AP) PITTSBURGH - Dallas Latos, the wife of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos, claims she was attacked and her hair was pulled by a fan during the National League wild-card game Tuesday night.

Police said in a news conference Wednesday that no arrests were made in the incident.

On Tuesday night, Latos tweeted that she was "punched in the head at least three times" by a Pittsburgh Pirates fan at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. She later claimed her hair was pulled, writing "I'm 'fine' but my head hurts. Never swung back bc I was trying to protect myself."

Latos also claimed that ballpark security didn't properly intervene.

"Just know that security knew I had been threatened multiple times (not even wearing Cincy gear), chose not to take action & I got attacked," Latos tweeted.

On Twitter, Latos said she was watching the game from the Budweiser Bowtie Bar, a lounge located near the ballpark's right field foul pole. She contends a fan insulted another Reds' player's grandmother, and that he called Latos a name when she asked him to stop.

Instead, the situation escalated when a woman with the fan grabbed Latos' hair and punched her three times in the head, according to Latos' tweets.

In a news conference Wednesday, police said they were called to the Bow Tie Bar around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and responding officers found 20 to 30 Pirates and Reds fans shouting at each other, reports CBS Pittsburgh.

Police issued warnings to all involved, but more yelling, shouting and shoving ensued, according to the station. Authorities said all involved appeared to be intoxicated to some extent.

Dallas Latos identified herself to authorities at that time and said she had been assaulted by a Pirates fan, reports the station. A total of seven people in the bar area were subsequently ejected from the game, including two from Latos' party, reports the station.

Police did not witness the alleged attack and did not make any arrests. There were no visible signs of an attack on Latos and she declined medical attention, police said.

Police said the players' wives have a designated seating section within the ballpark that is guarded by security and police. That section is several sections away from the Bow Tie Bar. Latos was free to move around the ballpark and chose to enter the general population of the park, police said, reports the station.

Following the news conference Wednesday, Latos reportedly continued to address the issue on Twitter and said she would be pressing charges.

"Ok. I came on here to tell the truth and am more or less over the verbal abuse. Yes, I am pressing charges. Yes, that presser was garbage," the tweet read.

  • Stephanie Slifer

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