Two men were hospitalized last night after five carloads of people fought with baseball bats and tire irons in El Paso, Tex., at the close of a college football game between the University of Texas-El Paso and Brigham Young University, authorities said.
Six others were expected to be jailed on charges of aggravated assualt, University of Texas-El Paso campus police said.
"We just had a free-for-all," Lt. Al Carpio of the UTEP police department said. "Individuals took out baseball bats and tire irons and went after people's heads." Alcohol probably was involved in the brawl, he said.
The fight broke out at about 3:30 p.m. MST as fans were leaving the Sun Bowl after Brigham Young's 37-24 victory, Carpio said.
At least five carloads of people were involved in the fight, he said.
The six who were to be booked into jail on charges of aggravated assault included five men and one woman, Carpio said. Their names were not released.
He would not release the names of the injured but said they were men between the ages of 35 and 40.
One victim was taken to Sierra Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition, a nursing supervisor said. The other was listed in stable condition at Beaumont Army Medical Center.