Authorities: Penguins fans celebrated Cup win without major incidents
Penguins fans kept their revelry within reason as they spilled into the streets in celebration Sunday night following the team’s Stanley Cup win, according to city public safety officials.
There were no major incidents, though crews put out four fires, according to Public Safety spokeswoman Emily Schaffer: two couches in Mt. Washington, loose newspaper in the South Side and a mattress in Lincoln-Lemington.
Crowds generally remained orderly throughout the night. Police arrested a 20-year-old man on East Carson Street for disorderly conduct and for taunting a state police horse, Schaffer said.
“He had a skateboard and repeatedly pushed the skateboard toward the horse’s faces, acting as if he were going to strike (the horse),” Schaffer said.
An EMS crew treated one man for facial injuries stemming from an assault.
City police in riot gear cordoned off East Carson from 18th Street and 14th Street to allow for celebration. Fans spilled from the bars in the area following the Pens’ 3-1 win over San Jose to clinch the Cup — the franchise’s fourth.
Revelers popped champagne, tossed fortune cookies, hurled rolls of toilet paper, danced and crowd-surfed.
Mounted state troopers and Pittsburgh police dispersed the crowd shortly before 1 a.m.
Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at [email protected] or 412-380-8519.