An escalator’s brakes malfunctioned during Jon Stewart’s and Stephen Colbert’s “Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear” last October – and now there’s video of the frightening incident.
People taking the escalator down into the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station in Washington DC were suddenly thrusted downward towards the ground as the escalator sped up. Bodies piled up at the bottom of the escalator as other riders could only join the pile or stampede over them.
Surprisingly, the malfunctioning escalator only injured six people, and the Washington DC Metro has struggled to keep its escalators in functioning condition, according to the Washington Examiner.
Watch the down escalator speed up and the ensuing chaos (video via Reddit):
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