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 mentioned Tuesday.
Massachusetts State Police mentioned Dell Mooney “suffered an obvious medical situation” through the fourth quarter of Sunday’s recreation towards the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
Witness Joe Kilmartin mentioned: “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 demise as of Tuesday night time. The Norfolk District Lawyer’s Workplace mentioned the matter stays below energetic investigation.
A spokesman for the district legal professional’s workplace mentioned 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, in response to 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 mentioned. “We lengthen our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to Dale’s household and to all those that mourn his loss.”
Massachusetts State Police mentioned the Workplace of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an post-mortem.
An NFL spokesperson mentioned the group sends its deepest condolences to Mooney’s family and friends.
“Our high precedence is the security of greater than 1,000,000 followers who attend matches every week. We remorse the actions of a handful of followers who intrude with the enjoyment of others,” the spokesman mentioned 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.