SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – Police in Santa Clara are searching for a suspect and a person of interest in a stabbing that occurred at a Gold Cup soccer match at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday, July 2nd.
The city hosted the Confederation of North, Central American, and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Gold Cup, which was a double-header game between four international soccer teams. The stabbing happened at the end of the match between Mexico and Qatar, a 1-0 victory for Qatar.
At 8:47 p.m., Santa Clara Police responded to an active fight in the stadium involving multiple attendees, the department said.
Police located a man with a visible wound on his neck. Based on witnesses and video footage, detectives determined that the man had been stabbed in the neck with a knife during an altercation with the suspect. The suspect fled the scene and has not been located.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic man between 25 and 35 years of age, heavy set with short, dark-colored hair and a thin mustache and beard. He was last seen wearing a green Mexican national team soccer jersey. He was with a heavyset Hispanic woman with dark-colored hair and a similar Mexican national soccer jersey.