• Police in riot gear converge in Pioneer Square


    SEATTLE - After the Seahawks won the Super Bowl, hundreds of people packed the streets in Pioneer Square and some of the celebrations got out of control.

    It started off well. People were out celebrating a first for Seattle.

    But after a few hours of revelry, someone started a fire in the middle of Yesler Way and people were climbing on the historic Pioneer Square Pergola, breaking glass.

    There were a few fights and bottles thrown at police as officers came out in their riot gear to disperse the crowd.

    See pictures of the chaos here

    "We're all wearing the same jersey.  There's no need to fight.  We just won the Super Bowl.  We should just be out here enjoying it,” said fan Brook Pederson.

    Officers had to use flash-bang grenades and pepper spray to move people out of the area.

    By about 2:30 a.m., most people had gone home for the night.

    The cleanup is underway Monday morning.

    Glass was being replaced at a Starbucks after a window was smashed out overnight.

    The street sweepers have been working since about 2 a.m. to get all the trash -- mostly beer cans and beer bottles – picked up.

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