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Despite crowd of hundreds, Towson police report no arrests during Super Bowl celebration

Crowds momentarily closed York Road, but police commend revelers

By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com

4:14 PM EST, February 4, 2013

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Though traffic was temporarily blocked on York Road as revelers spilled out of Towson bars to celebrate the Ravens' Super Bowl win Sunday, Baltimore County Police reported no issues related to the celebration.

"There were no arrests, no major disturbances," Cpl. Cathy Batton, a county police spokeswoman, said. "We are grateful to the Towson community for being able to celebrate in a law-abiding fashion."

Last week, Batton said patrols would be increased in the downtown Towson area on Super Bowl Sunday, and a half-dozen patrol cars ended up at the corner of York Road and Pennsylvania Avenue late Sunday night as a crowd of hundreds gathered outside Towson Commons.

A handful of fans climbed light posts and cement structures in the area, all the while chanting for the Ravens and singing the ubiquitous "Seven Nation Army" chorus.

Police officers attempted to keep the crowd on the sidewalk, occasionally blocking the southbound lane of York Road when the crowd swelled into the street.

At around 11:40 p.m., a police dog was brought to the scene, and moments later, the crowd dispersed. Officers left the scene around 11:48 p.m.