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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.

β€œHe 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 β€” 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.


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A Penguins fan holds up a stuffed Penguin while celebrating the Penguins victory in the South Side on Sunday, June 12, 2016.
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Arash Nouri, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pittsburgh originally from Iran, poses for a picture in front of Pennsylvania State Police mounted toopers in the South Side on Sunday, June 12, 2016.
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Police move in on the 1400 block of East Carson Street in the South Side on Sunday, June 12, 2016.
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The Pennsylvania State Police Tactical Mounted Unit moves in on fans celebrating in the South Side on Sunday, June 12, 2016.
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Trash litters the 1500 block of East Carson Street after Penguins Fans celebrated in the South Side on Sunday, June 12, 2016.
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Pens captain Sidney Crosby carries the Stanley Cup off the plane as the Pittsburgh Penguins arrive at Atlantic Aviation in Moon on Monday, June 13, 2016.
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Sidney Crosby carries the Stanley Cup as the Pittsburgh Penguins arrives at Atlantic Aviation in Moon on Monday, June 13, 2016.
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Sidney Crosby is greeted by Phil Bourque as he arrives with the team at Atlantic Aviation in Moon on Monday, June 13, 2016.
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Mario Lemieux waves to people gathered at Atlantic Aviation in Moon at he arrives with the Penguins on Monday, June 13, 2016.
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The plane carrying the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins arrives at Atlantic Aviation in Moon on Monday, June 13, 2016.
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The Stanley Cup is placed in a case after arriving in Pittsburgh with the Champion Pittsburgh Penguins at Atlantic Aviation in Moon on Monday, June 13, 2016.
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