Santa Clara police need the public’s help tracking down a man and a woman linked to a stabbing during the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer event that occurred at the stadium on July 2. The stabbing happened during the Mexico-Qatar match in which Qatar defeated Mexico 1-0.
Officers say around 8:47 p.m., near the end of the event, there was an active fight inside the stadium. Video from postings online show more than a dozen people pushing, shoving and punching one another. When officers arrived, they found a man with a “visible wound” on his upper collarbone area. The man received medical assistance and was taken to a local hospital.
Using witness statements and video footage, Santa Clara Police Department (SCPD) detectives believe they have identified the man involved in the incident. They say the man in the image above had a knife. He allegedly stabbed the other man before taking off.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male between 25-35 years old. He has short, dark-colored hair, a thin mustache and a thin beard. He was wearing a green, Mexican national team soccer jersey.
Police say the man was with the woman above. She is a Hispanic woman with dark colored hair. She was also wearing a green Mexican national team soccer jersey. She is considered a person of interest.
SCPD detectives say if you recognize either person, please call Detective Sergeant Doug Gerbrandt at (408) 615-4823. If you wish to remain nameless, you can leave a message on the SCPD Anonymous Tip Line at (408) 615-4TIP (4847).
Police are also looking for members of the public who were at the stadium and might have caught something on camera. If you have video footage of the incident or photos from what occurred, please send it to the SCPD. You can provide it through the following evidence link.