Boy whose hand got stuck in escalator at Iverson Mall released from hospital

A 6-year-old boy who got his hand and fingers stuck in an escalator at a Prince George’s County mall has been released from the hospital, authorities said.

The boy, who was extracted from the escalator late Thursday, was released from the hospital around 2 a.m., Prince George’s County fire spokesman Mark Brady said. Specific details of his injury were not available.

Rescue crews arrived at the mall shortly after 8:40 p.m. on Thursday when the boy’s hands and fingers got wedged under the handrail at the bottom of a down escalator in the Burlington Coat Factory store at the Iverson Mall. Crews removed the boy after a more than two-hour rescue effort.

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Rescuers work to free the hand of young child caught in the handrail track at bottom of an escalator. (Mark Brady/@PGFDPIO)

Lynh Bui is a Prince George's County public safety reporter and former Montgomery County education reporter.

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