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Fan At Giants Game Falls From Escalator

New Jersey State Police say a man has been critically hurt after falling more than 20 feet from an escalator as he exited MetLife Stadium after the Giants and Washington Redskins game.

MetLife Stadium
MetLife Stadium (Matthew White, Townsquare Media NJ)

Sgt. Adam Grossman says the 42-year-old man was leaving the stadium in East Rutherford on Sunday at around 4 p.m. when he fell over the side of the escalator. It’s not clear what caused him to fall.

Grossman says the man fell about 21 feet and landed on a metal stage.

The man was airlifted to Hackensack University Hospital and was in critical condition Sunday night. Grossman says the investigation is ongoing.

More than 80,000 fans attended the game.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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