Bethesda Metro Escalator Stopped for Medical Emergency

One man was taken to local hospital Wednesday afternoon


Joe Zimmermann

One of the long escalators at the Bethesda Metro station was stopped Wednesday afternoon after a medical emergency, according to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service.

An EMS crew carried a man who suffered the emergency up the escalator and transported him to a hospital at about 1 p.m. Rescue officials initially stated he was extracted from the escalator, but Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said officials believe the man had fainted and did not fall down the escalator.

The central escalator of the three long escalators leading to the station remained closed after the incident.

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