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Metro crews investigate escalator incident at Minn Ave

Update (9:45 a.m.): Paramedics were putting ice on the child's foot as a precaution, but there were no injuries considered serious, Metro said. The child was taken to the hospital for observation, officials said. Metro reports that the escalators are still shut down while workers investigate the incident and examine the equipment.

Update: Metro now reports that the child was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.

Original Post:A child's right boot was caught in an escalator at the Minnesota Ave Metro station earlier this morning, Metro reports. The child's boot was caught in the descending escalator while exiting the station at 7:49 a.m. The paramedics were called in and are currently with the child, but there are no reported injuries at this time. The escalators have been turned off in both directions at the station.

By Mark Berman  |  December 8, 2009; 8:13 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Metro  | Tags: escalators  
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I'm not surprised. This is what happens when you have people whose culture is to let it hang, from their pants down to their shoestrings, just let it hang, let it drag, even on their children.

In the past week I've had to say someting to young teens traveling with small kids whose shoestrings were hanging from their shoes. No only were the teens inattentive but were not even holding the children's hands but were walking in front of them.

I see this way too often in the black community. What an attitude to have towards someone you are responsible for. Even more what an attitude to have period while traveling on or near something that could snag your string and take your foot or even your life.

Posted by: keedrow | December 8, 2009 11:53 AM | Report abuse

This is news?


Posted by: MUPPET | December 8, 2009 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Uh....keedrow?? It's popular in every culture, not just black, ok? If you want to pinpoint a "culture", it's hip-hop, the appeal of which goes across race lines....sheesh!

Posted by: sigmagrrl | December 8, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

How was the child exiting the station if he/she was on the descending escalator?

Posted by: ovisgod | December 8, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

uh "ovisgod" perhaps it's a station on a platform

Posted by: joebananas1 | December 8, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

touche. Assumed it was downtown.

Posted by: ovisgod | December 8, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

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