A New England Patriots fan who died throughout a house recreation Sunday was struck twice within the head earlier than the medical emergency, a witness stated Tuesday.
Massachusetts State Police stated Dell Mooney “suffered an obvious medical situation” throughout the fourth quarter of Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
Witness Joe Kilmartin stated: “A fan carrying a Dolphins jersey reached over and punched the sufferer twice within the face.”
Authorities had not introduced the trigger or method of dying as of Tuesday night time. The Norfolk District Lawyer’s Workplace stated the matter stays beneath energetic investigation.
A spokesman for the district legal professional’s workplace stated Tuesday night that no arrests had been made.
Mooney, 53, of Newmarket, New Hampshire, was a lifelong Patriots fan and a season ticket holder for 30 years, based on the district legal professional’s workplace and a press release from Gillette Stadium.
“We proceed to work with native authorities to help them of their ongoing investigation,” stadium officers stated. “We lengthen our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to Dale’s household and to all those that mourn his loss.”
Massachusetts State Police stated the Workplace of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an post-mortem.
An NFL spokesperson stated the group sends its deepest condolences to Mooney’s family and friends.
“Our high precedence is the protection of greater than one million followers who attend matches every week. We remorse the actions of a handful of followers who intervene with the enjoyment of others,” the spokesman stated in a press release.
The Patriots and Dolphins are in the identical division, the AFC East, and are rivals. The Dolphins gained Sunday’s recreation 24-17.