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St. Paddy's Celebration Turns Violent



    St. Paddy's Celebration Turns Violent

    A St. Patrick's Day celebration in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia spiraled out of control and required police to respond multiple times to contain the unruly crowd.

    Cops were first called to the scene near Frankford and Cottman avenues around 7:20 p.m. to disperse the large group of people.

    But, less than 30 minutes later, authorities had to return to the scene when a fight broke out at the Hammerheads Bar & Grille on the 3500 block of Cottman Avenue, according to reports.

    Several revelers were taken into custody and police were able to get the disorderly crowd under control around 7:50 p.m.

    But the throngs of people continued to cause problems in the area forcing police to return to the neighborhood just a few blocks away at Frankford and Tyson avenues around 8:20 p.m., according to reports.

    There were no reports of injuries.