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.READ MORE: Suspect Dies After Police-Involved Shooting In Williamsbridge Section Of Bronx
Five of the injuries are considered minor. The two serious injuries are not believed to be life threatening according to authorities.READ MORE: New York Giants Wrap Up In-Person General Manager Interviews
The FDNY transported all seven people to nearby hospitals for treatment.
The errant escalator was immediately closed off but the mall remained open.MORE NEWS: Seward Park High School Cheerleading Squad Raises Enough Money For Trip To Nationals
Real estate development firm Forest City told CBS2 they had no comment as authorities continued their investigation.