Man injured after falling near Dupont Circle Metro escalators (Updated)


The Q Street NW entrance to the Dupont Circle Metro station. (John Kelly/The Washington Post)

Update, 2:10 p.m.:

The man who fell over the wall at the Dupont Circle station’s Q Street entrance is in stable condition, according to Metro.

It had appeared based on initial reports that he fell onto the stationary escalators, but now that he has regained consciousness and spoken with police, it seems he fell about 20 feet onto the concrete area between the escalators and the wall, said Caroline Lukas, a Metro spokeswoman.

The man, a 21-year-old from California, told police he was out clubbing, she said.

He was sitting on a portion of the wall closest to Connecticut Avenue when he fell down the concrete area and wound up at the base of the escalators, Lukas said. Technicians working in the station spotted him there.

Earlier:

A man was seriously injured after falling over a wall and onto the escalators at the northern Dupont Circle Metro station entrance early Tuesday.

He fell over the wall encircling the Q Street entrance to the station shortly before 3:30 a.m., according to Metro spokesman Dan Stessel.

The man, who did not have identification on him, was found by maintenance personnel at the base of the entrance escalators a few minutes later.

“We would consider his injuries life-threatening,” Stessel said. He added that man was believed to be intoxicated at the time of the incident.

Updated at 11:46 a.m.: 

Metro reports that the man who fell is in stable condition.

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.

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