5-year-old rescued after getting foot stuck in escalator

Stamford fire officials said that they rescued a 5-year-old boy who got his foot stuck in an escalator at the Stamford Town Center.



Deputy Chief Pat Tripodi says the fire department was called to Macy's around 8 o'clock Wednesday night. 



The escalator automatically stopped once the boy's foot got caught.



Tripodi says when fire crews arrived, they shut off power to the escalator and used tools to free the child in less than an hour.



He says proper training by the fire department prevented this situation from getting worse.



Fire officials say the child was taken to Stamford Hospital and was treated and released.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."