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49ers Fans Arrested In Attack On Vikings Fan In Levi's Stadium Parking Lot

SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) -- A 49ers season ticket holder was one of four people arrested in the brutal beating of a Minnesota Vikings fan in the parking lot of Levi's Stadium following Monday night's game between the Vikings and 49ers.

The attack, showing a number of people wearing 49ers gear punching and kicking the man, happened outside the stadium gate "C" was recorded on video and posted to social media.

At the time, police officers who responded to the call found that everyone had dispersed. Detectives used the video to identify two victims, both the Vikings fan and a security guard injured while breaking up the fight, police said.

Warning: Graphic Video, Explicit Language

Eventually detectives identified four suspects: 33-year-old Juan Arias and 32-year-old Felix Chavira, both of Hollister; 30-year-old Eric Martinez of San Jose; and a 17-year-old female.

All four were arrested late Thursday night. The three adults were taken to Santa Clara County Jail and the teenage girl was given a citation and released to her parents, police said.

The 35-year-old Vikings fan and an 18-year-old security guard both suffered injuries that were non-life threatening.

The 49ers issued the following statement Friday on the arrests, "The San Francisco 49ers organization commends the Santa Clara Police Department for quickly identifying and apprehending the four alleged assailants involved in Monday night's incident.

"During the investigation we learned that one of the assailants was identified as a 49ers season ticket member. As a result of his behavior, the Santa Clara Stadium Authority is terminating the individual's Stadium Builders License and the 49ers are revoking his season tickets.

"We are steadfast in our commitment to fostering a safe end enjoyable environment at Levi's Stadium for all visitors and remind fans that behavior like this will not be tolerated."


Carlos E. Castañeda is Senior Editor, News & Social Media for CBS San Francisco and a San Francisco native. You can follow him on Twitter or send him an email.

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