Saturday, August 1, 2015

Fan Watch: Police clear Frankford and Cottman; officers injured in vehicle

At 1 a.m., dozens of Philadelphia police on bicycles and horseback came through and cleared the streets at Frankford and Cottman Avenues in the Northeast, which had been the scene of drunken revelry since the Phillies won the World Series three hours earlier.

Fan Watch: Police clear Frankford and Cottman; officers injured in vehicle

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Jonathan Tamari writes:

At 1 a.m., dozens of Philadelphia police on bicycles and horseback came through and cleared the streets at Frankford and Cottman Avenues in the Northeast, which had been the scene of drunken revelry since the Phillies won the World Series three hours earlier.

There was some sporadic confrontations between the police and fans as the clearing took place, but the intersection was totally cleared and most fans were heading home. The streets were littered with broken glass, and shirts and other items of clothing festooned power lines.

Meanwhile, two officers in Center City were taken to Hahnemann University Hospital with back ad neck injuries after their police cruiser was hit by a drunken driver, police said.  

At Broad and Walnut, riot police seemed to have the crowd under control. Fans were slowly dispersing, though police were reporting that fans were flipping cars at Broad and Lombard.

Sizeable contingents of officers were converging from three sides on Broad and Sansom Streets.  

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