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14 arrested in SF during Warriors celebrations

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Revelers swept through San Francisco streets by the thousands Tuesday night to celebrate the Golden State Warriors’ first NBA championship victory in 40 years, but only 14 arrests were made.

Most of the arrests, 12, were for public drunkenness. The other two were arrested on more serious charges. Fans took over parts of the Mission, Marina and the area around AT&T Park.

One person was arrested on suspicion of battery on an officer for allegedly throwing bottles at police at 24th and Mission streets, police said. Further details were unavailable Wednesday morning.

The San Francisco Examiner reported Tuesday night during the celebrations that an officer was hit on the head by a bottle at the intersection of 24th and Mission around 11:30 p.m. The officer was said to be wearing a helmet and was not injured.

Another person suspected of consuming too much alcohol was booked on charges of resisting arrest because the person did not want to go to jail, police said. It’s unclear where the incident happened.

Police said the crowds were focused at 24th and Mission streets, 16th and Valencia streets, King Street near AT&T Park, Grant Street in Chinatown, and Chestnut and Union streets in the Marina.

At 16th and Valencia streets, cars had difficulty passing through the intersection as celebrants brought open containers of booze into the intersection. Officers lined Valencia Street and pushed the crowd back from the street, the Examiner reported Tuesday night.

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