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Santa Clara Police Department
Monday December 8th, 2014 :: 04:10 p.m. PST


Assault of an Peace Officer and Resisting Arrest at Levi’s® Stadium Assault Case#14-13393

Press Release

CASE NUMBER: 14-13393
INCIDENT: Assault on a Peace Officer and Resisting Arrest
LOCATION: Levi’s® Stadium, Santa Clara, CA.
DATE/TIME: December 5, 2014 at 8: 00PM
SUSPECT: Mark Lydon DOB 5/25/70

On December 5, 2014, at about 8:00 P.M., Mark Lydon, a 44 year-old resident of Eugene, Oregon, was arrested for two-counts of assault on a peace officer and resisting arrest during half-time at the PAC-12 Championship held at Levi’s® Stadium.

Accounts show that during the game the suspect was intoxicated and belligerent, causing officers to respond. The suspect repeatedly disobeyed officers’ requests to calm down and he refused to cooperate with stadium staff. He continued to resist after he was told he was being ejected from the stadium and he assaulted an officer. He then forced himself on to the concourse. It is at this point that the widely-disseminated video begins.

The suspect refused to stop, but was eventually detained on the concourse by Officers. Officers attempted to arrest the suspect, but he was uncooperative, resistant and assaultive. The suspect was eventually taken into custody with the help of other Officers. The suspect had minor injuries from the arrest. The suspect was transported to Santa Clara County Jail and booked on the above charges. He has been released pending arraignment. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Santa Clara County Superior Court on January 20, 2015.

A photograph of Mark Lydon is included with this press release.

Prepared by:
Lieutenant Kurt Clarke email: (408) 615-4865
Administrative Services Division
Santa Clara Police Department

Santa Clara Police Department
601 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050

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Lieutenant Kurt Clarke

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