Explosion and bloody riots erupt as fans rampage after Super Bowl win

VIOLENT rioting with fights, fires and reports of an explosion has swept through Philadelphia with up to 100,000 people on the streets following the Eagles’ historic defeat of the Patriots.

Pictures and videos emerging on social media show chaos on the streets of the city as fans spilled out onto the streets after the Eagles’ 41-33 win at Super Bowl LII.

Multiple people have been reported injured – including a police officer, who was reportedly run over by a man on a quadbike.

Police scanner reports have said there are up to 100,000 people were on the streets at the peak of the chaos.

And officers have been calling for back-up, with riot police and mounted officers being deployed to the streets.

There have been reports of an explosion, looting, destruction, cars being flipped over, street signs and lights being destroyed, and violence.

Photos show fans climbing on top of vehicles and attempting to scale the gates of City Hall.

Video shows a column of riot police armed with batons and shields escorted by mounted officers arriving to try and maintain order.

Shopfronts have been smashed in and looting has taken place, with videos online showing fans in Eagles jerseys smashing the window of Macy’s.

Philadelphia riots

Rioting Philadelphia
Meanwhile, a Super Bowl party at Temple University in the city spilled out onto the streets – with at least 8,000 people joining the already huge crowds.

Videos online also show multiple fires burning on the streets throughout the cities, and people brawling amidst the chaos.

And fans wearing Eagles’ jerseys are seen flipping a car amid chaotic cheers in another clip.

Philadelphia riots

Philadelphia riots

Ambulances were shown with fans climbing on the back of them as they attempted to cut through the crowds.

And in another clip a line of the fans are attempting to pull a streetlight out of the ground using a rope.

Philadelphia riots

Fans scaled the awning outside the Ritz Carlton, which ended up collapsing under the weight of around 30 people.

People had climbed on top and were diving off into the crowd below before it gave way.

It is unknown if anyone was injured in the collapse.

 

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