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Pittsburgh police make 34 arrests during celebrations

PITTSBURGH -- Thirty-four people were arrested during
post-Super Bowl celebrations in the city, mostly for failing to
disperse, police said.

"Overall, we believe the fans conducted themselves very well,"
said Chief Dominic J. Costa.

Among the more serious offenses were attempted arson, aggravated
assault on a police officer, criminal mischief and public
drunkenness.

Six of those arrested were Pittsburgh residents, 20 were from
elsewhere in Pennsylvania and eight were from other states, police
said.

Celebrations in the wake of the Steelers' fifth Super Bowl win
were mostly calm, though in the city's Oakland neighborhood, home
to the University of Pittsburgh, fans set more than a dozen fires
at street corners and overturned at least two vehicles.

More than 450 law enforcement personnel helped patrol the city,
including more than 300 Pittsburgh police officers.