Four people were arrested Sunday after a driver was assaulted in the Dodger Stadium parking lot after the game on Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The driver was taken to the hospital and subsequently was released, police said. While police would not divulge his identity, spokesperson Karen Rayner confirmed that the victim suffered swelling, scrapes, cuts to his face and injuries that are not life-threatening. The Associated Press reported Monday that the man was in his mid-20s. Police also said that a woman who was present was transported to the hospital, though she was released after a precautionary examination. The woman was eight months pregnant, according police.
The driver was allegedly involved in a minor collision -- "not even a fender-bender," according to Rayner -- with another vehicle as he was leaving the stadium parking lot at approximately 8:40 p.m. PT. Witnesses said that the drivers of the vehicles confronted each other, leading to a physical altercation.
"At that time, three other people that were in a different car got out and joined in the fight and it ended up being four on one," Rayner said. "The victim was on the ground, being held down and kicked and punched and beaten by the other four."
LAPD and Dodger Stadium security responded to the incident and arrested both drivers and three males, Rayner said. The four suspects were all booked for assault with a deadly weapon, Rayner said, with bail set at $30,000.
The incident, which happened after a 6-5 win over the Cardinals, comes a little over a year after a brutal attack on a fan of the San Francisco Giants, after which Dodgers officials and local law enforcement authorities took significant steps to increase security.
Dodgers president Stan Kasten reaffirmed on Monday the club's commitment to providing a safe environment for fans.
"The very quick and effective response by our personnel and the LAPD officers on the scene shows that they were properly deployed and fully engaged in this effort," Kasten said.
Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. Zack Meisel is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @zackmeisel. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.