8 arrested after fights escape after San Jose Earthquakes and Cruz Azul match

Eight folks had been arrested after a number of fights broke out Thursday following a Main League Soccer match in San Jose, California, authorities mentioned. Greater than 40 officers responded to the scene at PayPal Park on Thursday night time.

The San Jose Police Division mentioned «a number of fights and no less than one taking pictures» had been reported on the stadium and its surrounding parking tons round 10:30 p.m. on Thursday.

One individual suffered a «grazing» bullet wound and one different was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening accidents, the division mentioned. Many of the accidents had been the results of bodily assaults, it mentioned.

The San Jose Earthquakes defeated the Cruz Azul 2-0, however the match itself was not with out incident. Movies on social media confirmed a fan working onto the sector and swinging at a participant, who then tackled him to the bottom. 

«We’ll meet with stadium administration and go over their operational plans, safety wants, and staffing to make sure a secure and pleasant atmosphere for all spectators and employees,» San Jose police mentioned in an announcement Friday. 

The San Jose Earthquakes issued an announcement after the sport thanking native legislation enforcement. «The Earthquakes group may be very appreciative of the San Jose Police Division’s swift response and are working carefully with the SJPD to collect extra data at the moment,» a spokesperson for the group mentioned Thursday. 

«We’re dedicated to working with the SJPD and our neighborhood to make our occasions a secure atmosphere for all followers.»