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Your Worst Escalator Nightmare Just Came True

Five were injured in New Jersey after an escalator inexplicably reversed course. The footage isn’t funny. Not funny at all. Stop laughing!

The malfunction reportedly happened shortly after 9 a.m. on Monday. Port Authority spokesman Ron Marsico told the New York Times’ City Room that the injuries at Jersey City’s Exchange Place PATH station weren’t life-threatening — “mostly bumps, bruises, scrapes.”

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Jessica Testa is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
 
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