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10 Rescued From Stalled Metro Elevator

Baby suffers respiratory problems



    10 Rescued From Stalled Metro Elevator
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    D.C. Fire and EMS respond to another Metro problem.

    WASHINGTON -- All 10 people trapped on a stalled elevator at the Woodley Park-Adams Morgan Metro Station are OK after being rescued by D.C. Fire and EMS.

    The elevator stalled in the shaft at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Six adults and four children were on board. A baby suffered respiratory problems, but everyone was removed from the shaft before 4 p.m. and everyone is expected to be OK.

    Since the elevator was closer to the track level than the street, rescuers brought the trapped riders down and then escorted them out of the station by way of the escalators.

    A similar situation took place on Aug. 11, 2006. In that incident, rescuers lowered ropes down to the elevator to lift the passengers out of the shaft.