FOXBORO, Mass. — Authorities have identified the man who died following an incident in the stands during Sunday night’s New England Patriots-Miami Dolphins game at Gillette Stadium.
The man suffered an “apparent medical incident” in the stadium’s 308/309 section during the fourth quarter of the game around 10 p.m. 23, according to Massachusetts State Police. He was rushed 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 had been a season ticket holder for 30 years. She also described him as a “good father” to their two adult sons.
The sequence of events that led to Mooney’s medical incident remains unclear, and the DA’s office said “no charges are in place at this time.”
An autopsy is not expected to be performed by the Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday, the DA’s office said.
State police detectives attached to the DA’s office are assisting Foxboro police with the investigation.
The death is separate from an incident involving another man at the game who went into cardiac arrest and was saved by a pair of firefighters who administered CPR.
This is a development story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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