Mayor: ‘Joy ride’ driver arrested on Super Bowl parade route

(AP) – An apparently impaired driver taking a “joy ride” along the Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade route in downtown Kansas City was put into a forced spin by law enforcement officers and arrested at gunpoint.

In this image taken from video, law enforcement personnel surround a car after it was stopped as the driver approached the crowd near Union Station attending the Super Bowl parade and rally for the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (FOXKC via AP)

Mayor Quinton Lucas told TV station WDAF that the Wednesday morning arrest was for an inebriated “joy ride” and wasn’t terrorism-related.

No one was injured in the incident, which was captured on video for fans who were gathering by the thousands along the parade route to celebrate the Chiefs’ first Super Bowl win in 50 years.

Several schools in the area canceled Wednesday’s classes, freeing up buses to haul fans to the celebration of the team’s come-from-behind 31-20 win against San Francisco.

City staff that aren’t involved in public safety or other essential services were freed of their duties to watch the parade, which started at 11:30 a.m. CT and ended with a rally in front of the city’s Union Station.

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