JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police helped rescue a dog that was caught in an escalator Wednesday at a PATH station in New Jersey.

It happened shortly before 1:15 p.m. at the Journal Square station in Jersey City.

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Two Port Authority police officers heard screaming and yelping, and rushed to find the dog with his left rear paw caught in the bottom of the escalator.

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(Credit: Port Authority Police Department)

The officers hit the emergency stop button and called for backup. Three emergency service officers arrived on the scene and helped free the dog’s paw.

The dog, named Scott, had cuts and puncture wounds on his paw and needed medical attention.

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A sergeant on the scene flagged down a taxi and paid for Scott’s owner to bring him to an animal hospital.

CBSNewYork Team