LOS ANGELES -- A violent fight broke out between Dodgers and Mets fans outside of Dodger Stadium, leaving a Mets fan in critical condition Friday night.
Witnesses said the New York Mets fan was punched and then fell, hitting his head. The fight happened in the stadium parking lot after the National League Division Series opener between the two teams.
People rushed to help the victim and one person, Maria Cerecer, caught the scene on camera.
"I walked closer and there was a gentleman on the floor and was bleeding profusely from the head. We got free rally towels that night, so they were holding the rally towels to his head," she said.
Witnesses said the suspect was a tall man with blond hair.
Investigators are releasing few details about the fight, saying it began as a verbal argument between fans and escalated into a physical confrontation.
The victim is in critical but stable condition at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.
The fight is drawing comparisons to the violent attack on Bryan Stow, a San Francisco Giants fan who suffered serious brain damage after being beaten in the parking lot on opening day in 2011.
Los Angeles Police Department detectives are reviewing surveillance footage and continue to interview witnesses.
Anyone who witnessed anything is asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department.