Two people were stabbed and an officer was assaulted Thursday during the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl parade to celebrate their 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.
Fans at the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl parade went a little wild on Thursday, with the local police department confirming that two people were stabbed, others bloodied, and an officer assaulted. In addition, fans dented cars dented and knocked over a Jumbotron. Two were arrested for assault.
An estimated 700,000 of the Eagles faithful crowded the streets of Philadelphia to celebrate their historic 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. The rowdy festivities were enhanced with free “Bud Light.”
Last August, Eagles’ tackle Lane Johnson, told ESPN that if the Eagles “win the Super Bowl, I’m giving out beer to everyone.” Someone at Bud Light heard about Johnson’s comments and said they’d cover the bill if and when the Eagles won the Super Bowl.
— Bud Light (@budlight) August 2, 2017
The Eagles won and Bud Light confirmed they’d uphold their end of the bargain.
HEY PHILLY PHILLY 🍻🍻 @budlight said they would help us celebrate if we won it all, so bring your friends and join me along Victory LANE (aka the parade route) on Thursday!
— Lane Johnson (@Lanejohnson65) February 5, 2018
While the partying at the Eagles Super Bowl parade was not as chaotic and hectic as the aftermath of Sunday’s post-Super Bowl street “party,” it still had its hiccups.
A 25-year-old man was taken to hospital in critical condition after being stabbed in the right side of his chest while walking along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. No weapon was recovered and no arrests have been made.
Others were seen being led away from the parade area, bloodied, and in handcuffs.
Mayor Jim Kenney noted, “I don’t think many people would argue when I say this week has been one of the greatest weeks in Philadelphia history.” Adding, the event mostly “went off without a hitch.”
Maintenance crews worked throughout the night, picking up trash and debris left behind by fans. The total cost of the parade is still being calculated.