16 Rescued From Washington Monument Elevator

By Matthew Stabley
|  Friday, Jul 1, 2011  |  Updated 7:48 AM EDT
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16 Rescued From Washington Monument Elevator

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D.C. Fire and EMS rescued 16 people from the Washington Monument Thursday evening.

The elevator they were in got stuck about 490 feet up the monument at about 6:45 p.m.

Rescuers manually lowered the elevator to the ground in about 20 minutes.

Everyone is safe with no injuries.

The Washington Monument is unique in that it has just one elevator in the center.

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