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Connecticut Man David Chupcavich Identified As Fan Who Fell From Escalator At MetLife Stadium

A man fell as many as 30 feet from an escalator after the Giants game at MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon. (Credit: CBS 2)

A man fell as many as 30 feet from an escalator after the Giants game at MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon. (Credit: CBS 2)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey State Police have released the name of a fan who was critically injured after falling from an escalator at MetLife Stadium.

A spokesman said that 42-year-old David Chupcavich of Orange, Conn., was leaving the stadium in East Rutherford on Sunday when he fell over the side of the escalator. It’s not clear what caused him to fall.

Police said that Chupcavich fell about 21 feet and landed on a metal stage.

He was airlifted to Hackensack University Hospital and was in critical condition on Sunday night.

A hospital spokeswoman on Monday said that Chupcavich’s family asked that his condition not be released.

More than 80,000 fans watched the Giants beat the Washington Redskins. MetLife Stadium opened two years ago, replacing the old Giants Stadium.

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