The Yankees' ticket tape parade went off Friday without a hitch, but for some Staten Island fans getting home wasn't nearly as easy.
When large crowds flocked into the ferry terminal in Lower Manhattan, witnesses said some became angry and tried to force open the sliding doors that allow passengers access to the ferries.
Shoving matches and fighting broke out, police were called in and the terminal was evacuated. By 2 p.m., ferry service had been suspended."It was pretty tight in there. And when the cops started pushing you out, you had to just go. There was no stopping," said witness Adam Vasquez.
One person received a minor leg injury in the St. George ferry terminal, and two firefighters who received minor injuries in the South Ferry terminal were taken to Downtown Hospital.
"People were prying the doors open. Fistfights blew out, there were little kids being trampled. We were trapped against the glass like this. We couldn't go anywhere," said witness Stella Vannie.
"I thought it would have been a little more organized, because they only had one boat. So then everybody started getting aggravated and everything and it just went downhill," said witness Chelsea Vannie.
"It was a borderline riot as soon as I got here. I was with two small kids and we were just ready to get out of here," said witness Bill Kline.
By mid-afternoon, ferry service had resumed. Transportation officials said they provided extra boats in order to accommodate the large crowds.