NEW YORK — Two people were injured in an escalator malfunction at the World Trade Center Oculus on Thursday morning

Accoridng to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, several of the stair treads buckled on the escalator from just below the street-level entrance at Greenwich Street to the Oculus, injuring two men around 7 a.m.

The men were able to walk to waiting ambulances on their own power, according to the Port Authority,

The escalator was shut down for an investigation.

The 800,000 square foot Oculus opened in 2016 on the site of the former World Trade Center and connects 250,000 commuters daily to PATH, 11 different subway lines and the Battery Park ferry terminal.

Jenny Santos, 29, fell 34-feet to her death in February off an escalator at the Oculus after she lost her balance reaching for her sister's hat.

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