Sport Philadelphia police expect more arrests from Super Bowl celebration mayhem

01:45  06 february  2018
01:45  06 february  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Philadelphia police expect more arrests from Super Bowl celebration mayhem Eagles fans went wild following the team's first Super Bowl victory, lighting

Philadelphia police arrested only four people following a wild celebration that resulted in fires being set and property damage in the city.

Eagles fans went wild following the team's first Super Bowl victory, lighting fires and causing other damage in downtown Philadelphia, but as of Monday afternoon, police had only arrested four individuals.

Police commissioner Richard Ross told Philly.com he expects that number to grow, after officials finish reviewing video, social media posts, and other evidence.

"These people are not off the hook," Ross said. "When we find out who they are, we’re going to arrest them."

Police estimated up to 100,000 fans gathered in downtown Philly to celebrate the team's first NFL championship since 1960. Just minutes after the game, social media revealed fires had been set and a vehicle had been flipped over, among other mayhem.

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As expected , celebrations of the historic Super Bowl victory of the Philadelphia Eagles led to havoc on Sunday night, as cheering crowds damaged property Little bit of fire, little bit of mayhem , little bit of eating horse shit: THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA IS BURNING DOWN pic.twitter.com/lcbHLd894P.

Philadelphia Police arrested just four people Sunday night during the Eagles-related celebrations that erupted across the city after the team’s Super Bowl win. That number is likely to grow. Commissioner Richard Ross said Monday that police were reviewing surveillance video, social media

a crowd of people: Eagles fans celebrate Super Bowl win © (Getty Images) Eagles fans celebrate Super Bowl win

According to Philly.com, other vandalism included traffic lights torn down, a looted gas station, smashed windows at Macy's, and a destroyed awning at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

Ross, who said he got hit in the head by an bottle someone had tossed in the air, defended his officers' actions, but said the sheer size of the celebration made enforcement difficult.

"I’m disappointed that some of these idiots… chose to live up to a reputation that is not deserved on the part of 98 percent of our fans," Ross said.

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But the Philadelphia Fire Department kept everything in perspective in announcing its daily statistics for the entire city. "February 4 daily totals: 781 EMS incidents, 153 fire Incidents, 7 structure fires, 1 Super Bowl championship."

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