SANTA CLARA (AP) — The Santa Clara Police department says four people have been arrested on suspicion of felony assault in the beating of a Vikings fan outside Levi’s Stadium following the San Francisco 49ers’ 20-3 victory over Minnesota on Monday night. One was a season ticketholder.
Police said Friday the arrests were made late Thursday. When police arrived to the scene after the game all parties involved had left. But a video of the assault surfaced Tuesday morning on social media and helped lead to the arrests of Felix Chavira, 32, of Hollister; Juan Arias, 33, of Hollister; Eric Martinez, 30, of San Jose; and a 17-year-old female juvenile.
The three men were taken to Santa Clara County Jail and the juvenile was issued a criminal citation and released to her parents, police said. The 49ers say one of the people was a season ticketholder but those tickets are being revoked.
The team said it “commends the Santa Clara Police Department for quickly identifying and apprehending the four alleged assailants involved in Monday night’s incident.”
Police said the 35-year-old victim wearing a Vikings jersey suffered non-life-threatening injuries, along with an 18-year-old security officer.