FOXBORO, Mass. – Authorities have identified the man who died after an incident in the stands during Sunday night’s New England Patriots-Miami Dolphins game at Gillette Stadium.
A man suffered an “apparent medical incident” in the 308/309 section of the stadium during the fourth quarter of the game around 11 p.m., according to Massachusetts State Police. He was taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, where he was pronounced dead just before midnight.
The Norfolk District Attorney’s Office later identified the man as 53-year-old Dale Mooney of Newmarket, New Hampshire.
Mooney’s wife told Boston 25’s Bob Ward that her husband was a lifelong Patriots fan who was a season ticket holder for 30 years. She also described him as a “good dad” to their two grown sons.
The sequence of events leading up to Mooney’s medical incident remains unclear, and the DA’s office said “no charges are pending at this time.”
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is not expected to perform an autopsy Monday, the DA’s office noted.
State police detectives assigned to the DA’s office are assisting Foxboro police with the investigation.
The death is separate from an incident involving another man in the game who suffered a cardiac arrest and was saved by a pair of firefighters performing CPR.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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