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Teen Canucks Fan Claims She Was Attacked At Sharks Game

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A view of warm-ups prior to a game between the Vancouver Canucks and the San Jose Sharks during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion in San Jose. (Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

A view of warm-ups prior to a game between the Vancouver Canucks and the San Jose Sharks during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion in San Jose. (Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

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SAN JOSE (CBS/AP) – San Jose police are investigating a 16-year-old girl’s report that she was assaulted during a Sharks game at HP Pavilion while wearing the opposing team’s jersey.

Maggie Herger said a drunken Sharks fan hit her in the head during Wednesday’s game between the Sharks and Vancouver Canucks.

Herger, of Discovery Bay, said she suffered a concussion and was taken away in an ambulance.

CBS 5’s Gil Diaz reports that Herger had undergone brain surgery several years ago to remove a benign tumor.

According to the Sharks, the fan told police and arena staff the contact with Maggie was accidental and occurred during the celebration of a Sharks goal.

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:

Police say they have taken statements from two witnesses, but don’t expect to assign detectives to the case for at least a few days. They have not made any arrests.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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