A woman riding a subway escalator in Manhattan was taken to the hospital with injuries after her hair got caught in the machinery Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
The 32-year-old woman, who had a medical condition, passed out on the escalator at the subway station at 125th Street and Broadway at about 3:30 p.m., the MTA said. Her hair got caught in a moving step, and the escalator continued to drag her body up.
A police officer rushed to turn the machine off as emergency medical technicians worked to free the woman.
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The woman was taken to St. Luke's Hospital with cuts and bruises.
The escalator at the subway station will remain closed until Friday.