The Latest: Trolley bus in Sounders parade strikes bike cop

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Posted: Dec 13, 2016 3:34 PM

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on the parade and rally celebrating the MLS Cup championship of the Seattle Sounders (all times local):

12:30 p.m.

Police say a trolley bus involved in the parade celebrating the Seattle Sounders' MLS Cup victory has struck and injured a bicycle officer.

Images from television news cameras overhead showed other officers tending to the injured officer, who appeared to have suffered a leg injury.

Four trolley buses were carrying players, coaches, supporters and politicians past thousands of jubilant fans en route to a rally at Seattle Center on Tuesday afternoon when the accident occurred.

Police also said two people had been arrested for attempting to board the trolleys.

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11:28 a.m.

Thousands of fans are celebrating the Seattle Sounders' MLS Cup victory over Toronto with a jubilant parade through downtown Seattle.

Crowds lined the streets Tuesday chanting "Seattle ... Sounders," waving signs and cheering as a procession of trolley buses carried players and coaches along Fourth Avenue.

Police officers walked alongside the buses, as players leaned out to shake hands with fans and sign autographs. At one point, defender Roman Torres could be seen thrusting the trophy into the air.

The sea of green and blue colors made its way down Fourth Avenue toward Seattle Center, where a rally will celebrate the team's dramatic victory on penalty kicks.