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Fans stabbed, police officer assaulted during Eagles' Super Bowl parade

While disturbing for many, many Philadelphia residents and natives seen the handful of incidents and arrests as a win for the city known for its rowdiness.


Kahron Spearman


Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenny on Friday said that only "small hiccups" had occurred during the Super Bowl celebrations, though the festivities did include two known stabbings, plus a toppled Jumbotron and a reported assault of a police officer.

Many are saying that the handful of incidents in the course of the celebration of the city's first and long-awaited Super Bowl win is a small miracle.

I don't think many people would argue when I say this week has been one of the greatest weeks in Philadelphia history.

Jim Kenney
Mayor of Philadelphia

As Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk (NBC Sports) says:

"Considering an estimated 700,000 crowded the streets between the Eagles facility and the art museum steps, thats probably as well as could be expected (unless youre the two people who got stabbed, who both survived)."

The city of Philadelphia has indeed managed to win twice in 5 days.

SOU  RCES