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A video on social media shows that the Rangers fan punched the Lightning fan as the two were walking along the concourse following Tampa Bay's game.. While others attended to the fan being attacked, the assailant seemed to move on.
Madison Square Garden released a statement Friday calling the incident an “abhorrent attack” and stating that the Rangers fan attacked another person who attempted to intervene.
“We fully cooperate with law enforcement because this is a criminal matter. The Garden and all MSG venues will be closed to the assailant for life,” MSG stated in a statement. All guests, regardless of their team affiliation, should feel safe in The Garden. This is our policy.
Multiple media outlets received confirmations from police that a Staten Island man aged 29 was being held on two counts each of assault, disorderly behavior and harassment.
In the best-of-7 series, the Lightning lead by a score of 3-2. If the Rangers beat Saturday, Game 7 would take place at Madison Square Garden.