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.