NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Seven people were hurt — two seriously — when an escalator at the Atlantic Terminal Mall in Brooklyn malfunctioned Tuesday evening.

According to store employees, people were walking down a non-working escalator when it began to move without warning just after 6 p.m.

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Five of the injuries are considered minor. The two serious injuries are not believed to be life threatening according to authorities.

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The FDNY transported all seven people to nearby hospitals for treatment.

The errant escalator was immediately closed off but the mall remained open.

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Real estate development firm Forest City told CBS2 they had no comment as authorities continued their investigation.