A woman who witnessed an attack on a referee at a Detroit-soccer match says on a 911 call that the assailant ran to a car before "peeling out."
Livonia police released the emergency call that was placed Sunday from the site of a game at Mies Park.
“I need the police here right away. We have someone who just assaulted a referee. I’m at a soccer game and right now they are running to their car," the woman tells the dispatcher. "Oh, God. They’re peeling out. They have a huge Brazil flag ... it’s a black Jeep Wrangler."
She also says the man punched the referee with his fist and CPR is being performed on the referee, who is not breathing.
“We also need an ambulance. The referee is knocked out. He’s not waking up.”
She says the man punched the referee with his fist, then took off in a Jeep with "a huge Brazil flag" on it.
The referee,John Bieniewicz, died Tuesday.
More than $30,000 has been raised for Bieniewicz's family through an online fund.
A 36-year-old Dearborn man is charged in the attack.
Bassel Abdul-Amir Saad was arraigned Monday. His bond was set at $500,000. His preliminary examination is scheduled for July 10.