9 hurt when escalator malfunctions at Boston train station

Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) — Nine people were taken to the hospital with injuries considered minor following an escalator malfunction at a Boston train station.

Authorities say the escalator from the platform up to the street-level lobby at the Back Bay Station malfunctioned at about 6 p.m. Sunday.

Boston Emergency Medical Services said in a tweet that it sent multiple ambulances to the scene and transported nine to area hospitals.

Witnesses described a chaotic scene and said the escalator appeared to reverse direction and turn into a slide.

The reason for the malfunction remains under investigation and the escalator was taken out of service.

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