SAN FRANCISCO -- A dozen fans who celebrated the San Francisco 49ers' victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the streets of the Mission District ended their night on a sour note.

San Francisco police arrested 12 people on Sunday as fans celebrated the 49ers 28-24 victory over the Falcons, a win that sends the red and gold to the Super Bowl for the first time in 18 years.

Officer Gordon Shyy said nine people were arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public. The other arrests were for driving under the influence, assault with a deadly weapon and one for a warrant.

Crowds of celebrating fans were seen in the Mission District, and at one point a crowd took over parts of Mission Street near Silver Avenue, Shyy said.

Shyy said police did not seen the sort of vandalism and crowds that followed the San Francisco Giants' World Series win in October 2012.

Bay Area News Group staff writer Natalie Alund contributed to this report. Contact Mark Gomez at 408-920-5869. Follow him at Twitter@MarkMgomez



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