A late-night fight in downtown Palo Alto Saturday left a 21-year-old Menlo Park man unconscious and two 21-year-old suspects in Santa Clara County jail, arrested on charges of assault.
The condition of the victim is not currently available, according to Sgt. Sandra Brown. He was taken to Stanford Hospital with possible bleeding of the brain and potential nose and skull fractures shortly after the 2 a.m. incident. Oscar Tostado of San Mateo and Davin Castro of Fremont were arrested following the 15 to 20 second melee.
Brown said the fight broke out after a group of young adult males approached a group of women standing in Lytton Plaza. Brown said she did not know how many people were involved.
The women were accompanied by a group of men, who told police they did not confront the other males because it appeared the women could handle the situation.
Something sparked the melee, when the victim was reportedly kicked and punched repeatedly in the face.
When officers approached the crowd shortly thereafter, Tostado fled down an alley toward Hamilton Avenue, Brown said.
An officer called out for him to stop, and when he did not the officer chased after him, forcing Tostado to the ground, Brown said.
Tostado was identified by witnesses and charged with felony assault and resisting arrest.
Castro was later identified as a suspect and arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge.
Brown said she did not know if the two suspects had criminal records or if they were using drugs or alcohol.
The suspects are Hispanic and the victim and his friends are white, but it is not clear if race was a factor in the fight, according to Brown.