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Security guard brawled with fan during A’s game on Monday

Things got out of hand during Oakland’s 8-5 win over the Giants on Monday night.

And it had nothing to do with the play on the field. In the stands at Oakland Coliseum, a security guard fought with a fan. Here is video that another fan, whose name is Shane Siegrist‏, shared on Twitter:

Sounds like people watching the brawl were a little too excited to see it unfold. But that might just be my interpretation.

The Oakland A’s issued a statement after the game:

“During tonight’s game, there was an incident involving a security guard. We contract with a third-party security company and are currently investigating the situation. Violence in any form is not acceptable. We take this incident seriously.”

Siegrist‏ responded to that tweet with this view of what happened: “I was sitting in that section, the security guard assaulted an innocent (woman). She came back and got booed then flipped everyone off.”

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