Two stabbings among police emergencies during Eagles Super Bowl parade

Scenes from the Eagles Super Bowl parade (Branden Eastwood for WHYY)

Scenes from the Eagles Super Bowl parade (Branden Eastwood for WHYY)

Philadelphia police responded to two stabbings and a multitude of fights that broke out during the Eagles victory celebration Thursday.

Someone stabbed a 25-year-old man once in the chest about 10:30 a.m. on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway near 21st Street, police said. He was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he remained in critical condition Thursday night. Police had no suspects and did not recover a weapon.

Three hours later, someone else stabbed a man in the second-level food court of Liberty Place at 15th and Chestnut, police said. A police spokesman had no further details on that incident.

The incidents seemed to be the most serious of scores of emergencies police and paramedics hurried to, as more than 2 million people packed the city to celebrate the Super Bowl LII champions.

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They also scrambled to innumerable fights, disorderly conduct, vandalism, drunkenness, and countless fans who had scaled trees, buildings, bus shelters, trucks and whatever else they could find to get a better view.

Police hadn’t tallied how many incidents or arrests occurred during the parade and Art Museum celebration. Police have arrested at least eight people for criminal activity committed during the Super Bowl revelry last Sunday and Monday.

City officials will hold a news conference Friday morning to give out details about how the whole event went, according to city spokesman Mike Dunn.

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