Muni Bus Services Shut Down Due to World Series Celebration Crowds

All bus service has been suspended in San Francisco this evening due to safety concerns caused by riotous World Series celebrations throughout the city, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority.

Muni metro service will continue both in the subway and on the surface, as will all shuttle buses supporting metro service, Muni officials said.

City streets in areas including Market Street and the Mission District have been taken over by large crowds celebrating the San Francisco Giants’ World Series victory against the Kansas City Royals.

Police have reported a number of bonfires and firecrackers and large crowds have been seen climbing on top of buses in some areas. Police have been seen out in riot gear in the Mission District and on Market Street, and there have been reports of bottles being thrown at officers as well as vandalism.

One person was shot in the arm at 21st and Valencia streets and is expected to recover from his injury, according to police spokesman Gordon Shyy.

The suspect is at large and there is no description at this time, Shyy said.

Some arrests have been made but police have not released numbers.

The Giants defeated the Royals 3-2 in Kansas City, with Madison Bumgarner throwing five shutout innings after two stellar starts earlier in the World Series.

Both teams scored twice in the second inning and Michael Morse hit a broken-bat RBI single in the fourth to score Pablo Sandoval with what proved to be the winning run. Sandoval reached base all four times in the game.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced this evening that the city will hold a victory parade for the Giants on Friday.

Lee congratulated the Giants for their third World Series win in five years.

“…This world-class organization brought our city together as only our hometown heroes can,” Lee said in a statement.

“San Francisco waits with giant anticipation for the return of our hometown team so we can celebrate as one city with a parade down Market Street to welcome them home,” he said.

The parade is scheduled to start at noon at Market and Steuart Streets and continue down Market Street to Civic Center Plaza.

The team’s World Series-clinching wins in 2010 and 2012 also came on the road.

Bay City News

Please make sure your comment adheres to our comment policy. If it doesn't, it may be deleted. Repeat violations may cause us to revoke your commenting privileges. No one wants that!