Security guard punches fan at A's game

Elias Hubbard
August 2, 2017

The guard has been fired by US Security Associates, the company that contracts with Staff Pro, which supplies private security for the A's.

Another witness tweeted that the guard "was wanting to fight the fan" and that "people were having to hold her back". Both witnesses say it appears the security guards were the aggressors in this situation. The backpack was recovered, but some items were missing from it, police said.

Oakland police were investigating the incident but did not announce any arrests.

The opener of the Bay Bridge series drew a crowd of 38,391. The team did not say how much security is provided for a typical game. She added that "fan safety is our utmost concern".

The incident appeared to stem from a security guard's stolen backpack, according to the Oakland Police Department. The A's official website did not mention it.

"A security guard was throwing punches?"

The guard in the lead singled someone out in the crowd, and began pointing at someone gesturing and yelling. She didn't see the whole thing, but at one point, she saw two female security guards involved in a fight with a female fan.

Other security officers tried to restrain their colleague, but she returned after leaving the area, appearing to be as angry as ever. The guard, however, later allegedly flipped off the booing crowd after returning to her post.

Baseball lover Chris Moffett told KTVU early Tuesday morning that the fans at the A's and the San Francisco Giants games aren't as rowdy usually as the fans for the Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers. The two play each other again Tuesday night, again at the Coliseum.

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