7 shoppers suffer injuries after mall escalator suddenly starts moving fast causing riders to fall on one another


Woman on escalator (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Shoppers at a large mall in New York, were injured after a stalled escalator suddenly began moving fast, according to witnesses at the scene.

Paramedics rushed to the scene of the shopping mall in Brooklyn, after multiple shoppers fell on one another on the malfunctioning escalator.

The incident unfolded on Tuesday around 6:30 p.m., at the Atlantic Terminal Mall located on Flatbush Avenue.

According to one witness, people were walking on a down escalator near Target, as it was not moving. Suddenly, the escalator began moving fast, causing people to tumble down the stairs.

After a minute, multiple bodies piled up at the end of the escalator. Two people suffered serious injuries while five other shoppers suffered minor injuries.

All escalators at the mall were taken out of service, pending an investigation.


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