SANTA CLARA – Police in Santa Clara are searching for a suspect and person of interest in a stabbing incident that occurred at the Gold Cup soccer game at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday night.
The city hosted the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which was a two-legged head-to-head match between four international soccer teams. The appeal took place at the end of the Mexico-Qatar match, with Qatar winning 1-0.
At 8:47 p.m., the department said, Santa Clara police responded to active fighting in the stadium involving several attendees.
The police found a man with a visible wound to his neck. Based on witnesses and video footage, investigators determined that the man had been stabbed in the neck with a knife during an argument with the suspect. The suspect fled the scene and his whereabouts have not been determined.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic man between the ages of 25 and 35, heavy in complexion with short, dark colored hair and a thin mustache and beard. He was last seen wearing the green Mexico national soccer jersey. He was accompanied by a heavy, dark-haired Hispanic woman in a similar Mexican national football jersey.
Anyone who identifies the people in the photo provided by the Santa Clara Police Department is encouraged to contact Detective Sgt. Gerbrandt at (408) 615-4823. To remain anonymous, call (408) 615-4847.
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