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Police: Man throws firework, injures fans during Dodgers-Giants game in San Francisco

04/17/2014 02:44 EDT | Updated 06/17/2014 05:59 EDT
SAN FRANCISCO - Police say several people suffered minor injuries when a fan threw a firework onto a walkway at the San Francisco Giants ballpark during a Dodgers-Giants game.

A loud bang was heard around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, with smoke visible above right-centre field.

Witnesses reported seeing a man in a Giants hat in the outfield bleachers throw a large firecracker into a group of people near a concession stand. At least five people reported injuries, including dizziness and temporary loss of hearing.

Police spokesman Gordon Shyy says 21-year-old Paolo Pavone was arrested and booked on suspicion of wilfully discharging and possessing an explosive, and discharging a firework in a public place.

The Giants beat the Dodgers 2-1.

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