Suspect released in Rose Bowl tailgate stabbings
The first man arrested in the tailgate stabbings at the Rose Bowl -- and the father of three of the suspects -- was released Tuesday, Pasadena police said.
Arturo Cisneros, 44, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder in the stabbings that left two victims with wounds, but he was released Tuesday while detectives continued their investigation, said Lt. Tracey Ibarra of the Pasadena Police Department.
His release comes after Cisneros' three sons-- Arthur, 25; Anthony, 22; and Akira, 24, all of Winnetka, were arrested Monday evening by Pasadena police detectives, said Ibarra, who oversees detectives.
Ibarra said the additional arrests came from witness interviews and video captured of the fighting before the UCLA-USC football game. The three were being held in lieu of $1-million bail each.
The attacks left Joshua Dirling, 27, stabbed in the cheekbone and Vimal Patel, 24, with stab wounds to his body and came as the city considers cracking down on the hours it allows tailgaters to gather before games around the stadium.
Witnesses told The Times that the brawl erupted after two groups of tailgaters began fighting when a football was tossed and accidentally hit a car connected with one of the groups.
-- Richard Winton