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People Hurt and Arrested at 49ers Final Candlestick Park Game

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In the San Francisco 49ers regular season swan song of Candlestick Park Monday night, at least one person was hurt and several others were arrested, a police sergeant said. San Francisco police Sgt. Danielle Newman said police would not be releasing a lot of details about the goings-on Monday at the 53-year-old Candlestick Park where the 49ers beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-24.

“We’re still making arrests,” Newman said about a couple of hours after the game ended Monday night. While Newman didn’t get into specifics of the arrest charges, she did say, “There were some thefts of stadium property. … I know that some seats were destroyed tonight … I know of some signs being taken off the wall.”

A least one person was reported injured during the game but not seriously, Newman said. A number of people were arrested for property destruction and drunkenness but hard numbers would not be available until later today, Newman said. Some drunkenness suspects had to be taken to jails in police substations because the San Francisco County Jail could not handle additional people in that condition Monday night, which is not unusual, Newman said. The county jail has limited space, “so once the county jail is full of intoxicated people, they have to start moving them out to the district stations,” the sergeant said. The county jail being full of those suspected of drunkenness “usually happens during New Year’s Eve,” she said. Some football fans had to be turned away from the game Monday because the tickets they held were counterfeit, but Newman said she was not sure how many.

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