3 arrests reported during Philly Super Bowl celebrations
The Mayor's Office said that except for a "handful of bad actors the celebration was peaceful and jubilant."
[Update, 3:10 p.m. — Police Commissioner Richard Ross said Monday afternoon that four people were arrested in three separate incidents Sunday night. He also said that police were likely to arrest more people after reviewing surveillance and social media video of vandalism and property destruction.]
Despite the amount of damage that occurred during rowdy outbreaks amid Sunday night's Super Bowl celebrations in Philadelphia, only three arrests were made, the Mayor's Office said Monday morning.
"Tens of thousands came out and celebrated this amazing victory last night, and but for a handful of bad actors the celebration was peaceful and jubilant," the office said in a statement.
There is no word yet on what the arrests were made for or what charges have been filed.
Damage during the celebrations included an overturned car on Broad Street, the trashing of a gas station convenience store in South Philadelphia, smashed windows at Macy's and other stores, and toppled traffic lights on Market and Chestnut Streets. Vandals also sprayed painted graffiti on some buildings, including a McDonald's on South Broad Street.
Several people also were injured when an awning they climbed onto at the Ritz Carlton collapsed. Some fans also stormed a gate at City Hall but caused no apparent damage.