The Pittsburgh police are investigating a violent incident in which a Los Angeles Chargers' Los Angeles-based Chargers fanatic was allegedly assaulted and strangled by a Steelers fan during Sunday's game in Pittsburgh.
"I just remember being wounded, pushed violently into the railing and into my wife, and then I turned around and there was a man swinging arm and arm," Daniel Minshew told WTAE of Pittsburgh on Tuesday. "It was just a scrum of people trying to intervene. I try to protect my pregnant wife at this time and security is not assured. "
Minshew's wife, Donna Bryan, is six months pregnant with their first child.
The couple traveled to Pennsylvania specifically to attend the match at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field. The incident involving Bryan, who was wearing a Chargers jersey, occurred during the Chargers' winning race at the end of the fourth quarter. Minshew told the San Diego affiliate on ABC that before the fight, a Steelers fan had shouted at the couple to sit down. The video of a WTAE videographer shows the hand of an unidentified Steelers fan around Bryan's neck, which seems to smother him when Minshew steps in.
"This video that went viral did not capture the initial attack in which I was blinded from behind," he said.
Bryan, who was planning to be examined by a doctor this week, told the station that she was injured. "I have a very dark bruise on the lower cheek, the left cheek, which, I think, comes from a jet in the seat," she said, "and then I'm not sure about it. have bruises on my neck. "
Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten told WTAE in a written statement that the team was trying to "make Heinz Field events safe for our guests. This type of behavior on the photo is unacceptable and we do not tolerate it on our property. We are working with Heinz Field Security Services as well as the local authorities to gather more information on this particular incident, as the Pittsburgh Police decide on the opportunity to lay charges and we will ensure that the people involved are not allowed to return to our stadium. "
Bryan was particularly concerned about the slow action of stadium staff.
"None of the security guards at the top of the stairs we saw showed up, nor did any of the people who worked with the stadium come down from there," Bryan said.
"It was a real fiasco, and I am amazed at the incompetence of security and local law enforcement to do nothing," added her husband.
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