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Man falls from escalator at MetLife Stadium

Monday, October 22, 2012

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 New York Giants and Washington Redskins game.

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

A spokesman identified the victim as David Chupcavich of Orange, Conn. It's not clear what caused him to fall.

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

Chupcavich was airlifted to Hackensack University Hospital. He was described as critical on Sunday night, but a hospital spokeswoman said his family asked that his condition not be released.

The Giants beat the Redskins 27-23 with a late 77-yard scoring pass from Eli Manning. More than 80,000 fans attended the game.

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