Stamford firefighters free child from mall escalator

(Image: Stamford Fire Department)
(Image: Stamford Fire Department)

STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — 14 Stamford firefighters worked to rescue a 5-year-old from a Macy’s escalator on Wednesday evening, after the child’s foot had gotten caught.

On 7:51 p.m. on Wednesday night, the Stamford Fire Department says a total of 14 firefighters were called to the Macy’s department store at the Town Center Mall, when a 5-year-old’s foot became caught in an escalator. Also, Stamford police officers and local EMTs responded.

The escalator’s automatic emergency stop system had activated when the child’s foot had been pulled into the side of the rotating stairway, preventing further injury.

Firefighters additionally shut down the power to the system manually, disassembling the escalator using specialized equipment, and successfully removing the child within 39 minutes.

The Stamford Fire Department says the child was transported by ambulance to Stamford Hospital for treatment, although there is no word on any injuries they may have sustained.

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