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.
December 8, 2009; 8:13 AM ET
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