3 more arrested in USC-UCLA brawl

Updated: December 7, 2010, 8:44 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Three adult siblings have been arrested for investigation of attempted murder in a fan brawl before last weekend's Southern California-UCLA football game, and their father was released from custody, Pasadena police said Tuesday.

Arturo Cisneros, 44, was freed Tuesday pending further investigation, said Lt. Tracey Ibarra. The time limit for holding him without charges being filed had expired, she said.

Cisneros had been arrested for investigation of attempted murder shortly after Saturday's violence that left two men stabbed. One of the victims remained hospitalized in stable condition Tuesday. The other was quickly released.

Cisneros' release came after detectives arrested his two sons, Arthur, 25, and Anthony, 22, and a daughter, Akira, 24. Each was held in lieu of $1 million bail, Ibarra said.

The siblings were taken into custody Monday evening after detectives interviewed witnesses and studied Internet videos of Saturday's melee, Ibarra said. Their arrests were first reported Tuesday by the Pasadena Star-News.

The fighting marred daylong tailgating before the annual cross-town rivalry game between the USC and UCLA.

The four members of the Cisneros family, all from the Winnetka section of Los Angeles, are not affiliated with either university, Ibarra said.

Prosecutors have yet to file charges against any of them. Ibarra expected the three siblings to appear in court Wednesday.

The Cisneros family could not be immediately reached for comment. No one answered Tuesday at two telephone listings for Cisneros residences in Winnetka.

The district attorney's office on Monday charged two other men with resisting arrest and other crimes stemming from the brawl.

The Rose Bowl's general manager has said the stadium operating company will review the incident and hold discussions with authorities and UCLA on what can be done to prevent a recurrence of trouble.


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