Suspect arrested for assaulting couple after Elton John concert

Suspect arrested for assaulting couple after Elton John concert
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A suspect has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a couple Thursday night after Elton John’s concert at Dodger Stadium, according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department.

The victims, believed to be in their 60s, were treated at a hospital and both were released, authorities said. Their identities and the extent of their injuries have not been released.

The incident happened after the concert as the parking lot emptied, authorities said. Video of the attack was posted on numerous news sites, including TMZ. It shows onlookers watching from afar as a man in a blue shirt stands over a man who is falling backwards onto the asphalt. Another man then appears to hold back the man in the blue shirt.

Speaking to CBS-LA, the man who was attacked described how the assault began, after he said someone hit the side mirror of his car.

“Who hit my mirror? he remembered asking, and a woman, who took responsibility, then hit him or tried to hit him before a man intervened and started hitting him.

The victim’s wife said she was in the car at the time and saw in the rear view mirror “a bunch of people above my husband”. When she tried to help, she said, she felt someone grab her hair, and she was “thrown” to the ground and passed out.

When she came to, the assailants had dispersed. She got her husband back in the car and drove to the hospital. They both suffered head injuries and he broke his ankle and was released on Saturday.

The woman who was assaulted also recalled that someone who tried to record the assault was punched and her phone damaged by the attackers.

Los Angeles police describe the “battery and vandalism” incident as being under investigation. It’s the latest in a string of attacks that have occurred at Southern California sports venues over the years, including a January assault at SoFi Stadium that left 40-year-old Daniel Luna , Severly injured.

Dodger Stadium was the scene of three particularly vicious attacks. In 2011, paramedic Bryan Stow was beaten by two men and suffered a devastating brain injury. In 2015, a Bakersfield man, Ariel Auffant, suffered head trauma when he was beaten near the stadium gates, and in 2019 an attack left Rafael Reyna with ‘a severe traumatic brain injury’, according to a lawsuit. sued on Reyna’s behalf against the Dodgers.

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