Man throws firework, injures fans during Dodgers-Giants game
San Francisco Giants second baseman Brandon Hicks, top, turns a double play over Los Angeles Dodgers' Dee Gordon (9) on a ground ball by Hanley Ramirez during the first inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP / Marcio Jose Sanchez)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, April 17, 2014 2:55PM 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 the Dodgers-Giants game.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports umpires temporarily halted play around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday after a loud explosion was heard and smoke was seen in an area 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 tells the Chronicle 21-year-old Paolo Pavone was 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.