Pepper Spray Used On Unruly Fan At Candlestick Accidentally Strikes Officer

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco police said pepper spray used on a violent man at Sunday’s San Francisco 49ers game struck a police officer and an uninvolved female fan.

The incident occurred around 5 p.m. during the NFC Championship game against the New York Giants when a fan in the upper level of Candlestick Park allegedly assaulted two police officers, according to Sgt. Michael Andraychak. The affected officer and the fan both had their eyes flushed out and recovered.

Police did not have details on the number of arrests at the game, which the Giants won 20-17, but Andraychak said there were several made on charges including public intoxication, misdemeanor battery and resisting arrest. He called the number of calls for police service “typical for a game.”

One pedestrian also suffered a minor injury in the parking lot after the game when a vehicle drove over his foot.

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  • proud_bay_man

    Why is football becoming such a ghetto sport? Its disgusting what a family has to endure to take a kid to these games. So sad and sickening what it has become.

    • Carol

      Another example of the decline in our culture. And I ask, why the media goes to bars after sporting events. Those of us sitting at home, who have just watched the game, do not want to see the shouting, rowdiness and drinking. What does it prove? Report the highlights, score and leave the bars out of it.

  • Dale Norbeck

    at this rate, you will have to provide a thumbprint to buy a ticket… prob get pic taken… or photo id cards….. stupid drunken morons… cant behave themselves GROW THE HELL UP

  • Mark

    What’s wrong with this headline? Cops involved in the fray might expect to be hit with stray fire. The headline SHOULD have read “Pepper Spray Used On Unruly Fan At Candlestick Accidentally Strikes _Innocent Bystander_” ! Your insensitivity to the innocent victim is astounding.

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