Girl, 8, Seriously Injured After Foot Gets Caught in Macy's Escalator

She was riding the escalator with her mother and younger brother

Saturday, Aug 17, 2013  |  Updated 5:40 PM EDT
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An 8-year-old girl was seriously injured when her foot and leg got caught in an escalator at a New Jersey Macy's on Friday, authorities said. Tracie Strahan reports.

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An 8-year-old girl was seriously injured when her foot and leg got caught in an escalator at a New Jersey Macy's on Friday, authorities said. Tracie Strahan reports.

An 8-year-old girl was seriously injured when her foot and leg got caught in an escalator at a New Jersey Macy's on Friday, authorities said.

Paramus police said the girl was riding the escalator with her mother and younger brother from the basement to the main level when it appeared to swallow her foot, witnesses told police.

A bystander then pressed the emergency stop button to shut down the escalator, and rescue workers had to dismantle the landing area of the escalator to free her leg.

She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries to her leg and foot, police said.

Macy's said it was conducting an investigation into the "unfortunate incident at our store."

--Brian Thompson contributed to this story

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