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Downey, Norwalk Suspects Arrested In Brutal Knife Attack of US Marines

Images of the stabbing were captured via cell phones and sent to members of the media.

Images of the stabbing were captured via cell phones and sent to members of the media.

By Pete Parker


A man and woman from Norwalk and Downey have been arrested and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a brutal stabbing attack in Huntington Beach that left three US Marines severely injured this past weekend.

Manuel Alexis Alvarez, 23, of Downey, and Victoria Robledo, 20, of Norwalk face felony charges in regards to the knife wielding attack that was caught on video tape and posted on You Tube.

A total of six people were arrested Sunday evening after authorities were notified of a dispute between Dodgers and Angels fans in the popular entertainment district just feet from the world famous Huntington Beach Pier.   Police also arrested Paul Santino Forno, 22, of Whittier; Daniel Magadan, 24, of Whittier; Erik Alexander Gomez Chavez, 27, Norwalk; and Jessica Perez, 22, of Downey.

The two cross-town rival teams squared off against each other this past weekend in games at both Angel Stadium in Anaheim and Dodger Stadium in Downtown Los Angeles.

HBPD officials confirmed to Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper that he incident occurred at 1:45am and took place at the intersection of Main and Walnut Street.

It appears that the incident began when a woman wearing an Angel’s jersey instigated a quarrel between two other women who were talking about the Dodgers.

The altercation escalated when the three Marines intervened to come to the aid of the Angels fans and in the process were allegedly attacked and stabbed by friends of the Dodgers fans.

Officials said that when officers tried to break up the fight, one of the Marines was stabbed in the face with a broken beer bottle while the two other Marines were also discovered to have been stabbed.

According to authorities all four were interviewed and released pending further investigation.

Police Lt. Mitch O’Brien of Huntington Beach PD stated, “The six people arrested were believed to be all part of the same group”.

Police said, “Two of them were hospitalized in stable condition, while the third was treated and released for his injuries.”

Documents obtained by HMG-CN by the Huntington Beach PD indicate that Alvarez and Robledo were released from jail on Monday after they posted $25,000 bond. 

The names of the Marines that were injured have not been made public.

Anonymous tips can also be left through Orange County Crime Stoppers by calling 855-847-6627.