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Somber Mood, Isolated Outbursts Following 49ers Super Bowl Loss

Police were out in force this evening in potential hot spots such as the San Francisco Mission District, where a few people reportedly threw bottles at police officers.

Bay City News Service

A total of 25 people have been arrested in San Francisco tonight for public intoxication, according to preliminary numbers released by police.

Despite the arrests, police are reporting quiet conditions overall in the Mission District and elsewhere in the city tonight following the San Francisco 49ers' 34-31 Super Bowl loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

While a few people threw bottles at police officers at 24th and Hampshire streets this evening, the incident was quickly contained without any injuries, according to Officer Carlos Manfredi.

One person was also arrested after they tried to light something on fire around 16th and Mission Streets, Manfredi said.

Police were out in force this evening in potential hot spots such as the Mission District in an effort to prevent a repeat of the World Series violence.

Manfredi said officers are working to respond quickly and keep things under control.

"It's nowhere compared to the Giants," Manfredi said, referring to the violence and vandalism that broke out after the San Francisco Giants' won the World Series against the Detroit Tigers in October 2012.

Elsewhere in the city, in neighborhoods such as the Haight Ashbury, fans reported a somber mood but no violence.

Mayor Ed Lee congratulated the 49ers for their "spectacular performance" this evening.

"The entire team demonstrated what you can accomplish with enough perseverance and teamwork," Lee said in a statement. "The journey of the 49ers in their 'Quest for Six' reinvigorated San Francisco Bay Area football fans in a way unseen for nearly two decades," Lee added.

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Silent Dogooder II February 04, 2013 at 06:24 PM
Typical SF
DJParker February 04, 2013 at 09:27 PM
I think this was one of the best, if not the best, SB's ever. The 9ers can be proud of themselves. The Harbaugh parents can be proud also.
Stacie Chan February 04, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Well said, DJParker. Although that still didn't stop me from sulking all yesterday evening.

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