Three people were arrested after a fight outside a San Francisco 49ers game at Candlestick Park on Sunday that injured three others, police said.
At about 5 p.m. Sunday, police responded to a report of a fight in the parking lot outside the stadium, where the 49ers had just lost to the Dallas Cowboys 27-24 in overtime.
The officers found one person bleeding from the head and detained three suspects believed to have assaulted the victim and his friend, according to police.
Investigators believe the fight started because the victim was standing behind the suspects’ car and did not allow them to back out. An argument ensued, and the suspects got out of the car and assaulted the victim, police said.
The suspects hit the victim in the head with a flashlight and bottle, and when the victim’s friend tried to step in, he was punched in the head.
A security guard who witnessed the altercation tried to stop the fight but was attacked as well, and was punched several times in the head, according to police.
After officers arrested the three suspects, whose names have not been released, they searched the car and found a pistol hidden beneath a beanie cap in the center console, police said.
The three victims were taken to a hospital to be treated for their injuries and were later released.
San Francisco police stepped up patrols around Candlestick Park after several violent incidents marred a 49ers preseason game against the Oakland Raiders last month.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News
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