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Man stabbed after Dodger Stadium home opener

The Dodgers home opener against the San Francisco Giants was marred by violence Monday afternoon when a man was stabbed multiple times after getting into an argument with several men in a pickup truck, Los Angeles police said.

The stabbing was reported at 5:43 p.m. in parking lot 6 at Dodger Stadium, said Officer Karen Rayner. The victim, who was not immediately identified, was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in serious condition.

Police are searching for the assailant, who fled with two others in a black pickup truck, Rayner said.

"Officers have a good description of the vehicle and the suspects, and we expect to make arrests," she said.

About the same time,  police received a report of a man with a gun in parking lot 4. Rayner said police later determined that the man had been vandalizing cars and was unarmed. He fled before officers arrived.

Despite scattered incidents of violence at the stadium, there have been no cases of significant  violence in recent years.

Complaints about unruly fans at the ballpark continue, and the stadium has a history of problems that critics have blamed on lax security.

In 2003, Marc Antenorcruz of West Covina was walking out of the stadium after a game when he got into an argument with a group of men that included Pete Marron. Marron was later convicted of shooting Antenorcruz to death.

Fan misbehavior stemming from a club promotion early in the 2005 season led the Dodgers to hire uniformed Los Angeles Police Department officers to patrol the stands. 

Later that year, a clash between private security guards and unlicensed vendors working near the stadium turned into a violent brawl after a game against the St. Louis Cardinals, leaving several men hospitalized with stab wounds.


-- Andrew Blankstein

 
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Wow! I've been a lifelong Dodger fan. I have 30 years of memories from Dodger stadium. Unfortunately they'll end after last nights playoff game. If the Dodgers "security" forces find it easier to relocate four sober men than to eject the two drunken cholos who were threatening our lives, than I have no need to spend my money on the Dodgers. I'm embarrased to have been a fan of this organization, and I will be driving to Anaheim from now on when I want to watch baseball. The problem isn't Mexicans people, the problem is cholos and the "security" people at Dodger stadium. I hope the Dodgers relocate to Oakland. We don't need anymore organized gang activity in this city.

Jes: Unfortunately this IS a Hispanic gang problem, and I'm not afraid to say it. I never see White skinheads running around causing a brawl. I don't see Asians kickin it up and acting wild. Blacks hardly even go to the stadium much less want to be seen in Echo Park at night. So to all the overly sensitive Mexicans out there, I did not say it's a Hispanic problem, it's a HISPANIC GANG problem. Wait until one of the hispanic gang members shoots you and your kid in the face when he's eating a churro and maybe you will be more concerned about SAFETY then about being included in a statement you were not a part of in the first place.

So yes the lovely LAPD, who go out of their way to avoid gang members in the first place, are only serving the City Council who are a bunch of illegal-alien loving morons. It's a sad fact, but I feel somewhat safer at a Lakers game, and a whole lot safer at an Angels or Yankees game.

Jes: Unfortunately this IS a Hispanic gang problem, and I'm not afraid to say it. I never see White skinheads running around causing a brawl. I don't see Asians kickin it up and acting wild. Blacks hardly even go to the stadium much less want to be seen in Echo Park at night. So to all the overly sensitive Mexicans out there, I did not say it's a Hispanic problem, it's a HISPANIC GANG problem. Wait until one of the hispanic gang members shoots you and your kid in the face when he's eating a churro and maybe you will be more concerned about SAFETY then about being included in a statement you were not a part of in the first place.

So yes the lovely LAPD, who go out of their way to avoid gang members in the first place, are only serving the City Council who are a bunch of illegal-alien loving morons. It's a sad fact, but I feel somewhat safer at a Lakers game, and a whole lot safer at an Angels or Yankees game.

 
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