Arrests Made in San Clemente Pier Attack on US Marines

Five juveniles have been arrested for assaulting a group of US Marines at San Clemente pier; investigation ongoing.

Five juveniles have been apprehended in connection with an attack on three US Marines at the San Clemente pier over the weekend, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The incident took place on Friday, May 26, just after 9 p.m. Two Marines were found injured when deputies arrived at the scene, and although medical aid was offered, the Marines declined transportation to the hospital. Subsequent investigations revealed that a third Marine was also targeted during the altercation.

On Tuesday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced the arrest of four male juveniles and one female juvenile believed to be involved in the attack. They have been booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

The incident gained attention after a video of the brawl, lasting approximately one minute, surfaced online. The footage depicted the Marines on the ground attempting to defend themselves from the assailants. The altercation seemed to conclude when a man and a woman intervened, instructing the group to cease their attack.

While five individuals have been arrested, authorities have indicated that the brawl may have involved up to 30 people. The investigation into the incident is still ongoing. Those with relevant information have been urged to contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Department or Crime Stoppers.

As law enforcement continues to probe this incident, the public awaits further updates regarding the motivations and circumstances surrounding the attack on the US Marines.