One arrested after parents, coaches assaulted at little league baseball game

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One arrested after parents, coaches assaulted at little league baseball game. (Source: KGBT Photo)

Over the weekend, we told you about a brawl between parents and coaches breaking out at a little league game in Palmview. 

CBS 4 went investigating for more answers to see what’s being done to ensure the safety of game goers and so a situation like this doesn’t happen again. 

It all started, Friday, May 3, when a video was posted to an Facebook account, showing a woman swinging a bat and striking someone in the kneecap when chaos hits a baseball field in Palmview. 

“That type of behavior is not really condoned and is not really beneficial for the children out there,” said Lt. Arnold Sepulveda with Palmview Police. 

The viral video has already been viewed over 443,000 times on Facebook, but now Palmview police say they’re digging deeper to ensure the safety of everyone within the city.

An arrest has been made following a police report filed after the large fight. But this isn’t the first time a baseball game at the Palmview Municipal Park got heated.

“This is the first time it’s gotten this escalated to such actions. But in the past, there has been arguments, but they’ve been settled there at the park,” said Sepulveda. 

The lieutenant adds his officers responded within a few minutes and made an arrest, but can’t go into specifics. 

“The investigation is still ongoing, therefore the details I’m about able to release are few, but they are checking every avenue.”

CBS 4 spoke with the city attorney on Monday regarding the police report. However, it hasn’t been released yet.  

Sepulveda says it’s possible more arrests are to follow, but right now he wants to remind those at games, what they’re really there for. 

“They do get very enthusiastic with their children, they do tend to elevate their options. But we recommend that you stay calm for the safety of the children so they can play the sport and at the end of the game have fun,” said Sepulveda. 

Palmview police say they are increasing patrol along the area and are evaluating whether or not to have an officer out when the games are happening, full time.

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