Devils Fan Fatally Stabbed Man in Philadelphia Over Argument Regarding a Hat

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistMarch 14, 2016

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 09:  The banners for Scott Niedermayer, Ken Daneyko and Scott Stevens hang over the ice prior to the game between the New Jersey Devils and the New York Islanders at the Prudential Center on January 9, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. The Islanders defeated the Devils 3-2 in overtime.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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A New Jersey Devils fan fatally stabbed a man in Philadelphia after an argument regarding a hat, according to a police report.

According to Kristen De Groot of the Associated Press, Steven Simminger is in custody after an argument about the Devils hat he was wearing got physical around 3 a.m. Sunday.

Simminger, 40, allegedly stabbed 24-year-old Colin McGovern in the torso, and McGovern died as a result of his injuries. McGovern had been in Philadelphia with three friends when they came across Simminger. The pair allegedly got into a fight after McGovern made a comment about the cap.

"This was over a hockey cap," Homicide Capt. James Clark said.

Simminger was treated at a Veterans Affairs hospital for minor injuries. He also underwent a mental screening before being arrested by police at the facility. He is currently being held on murder charges.

No additional details on the case have been made available at this time.


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