At Least 18 Trapped In John Hancock Center Elevator

CHICAGO (STMW) – Authorities freed at least 18 people trapped in a John Hancock Center parking garage elevator early Saturday evening.

The Chicago Fire Department reported about 4:40 p.m. that an elevator at a parking garage for the John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan Ave., was stuck on the fifth floor and that 18 people were trapped inside.

Emergency personnel worked with the building engineer and Otis Elevator Company to determine the best way to unjam the elevator and release its occupants, according to Fire Media Affairs.

Fire Media announced about 5:05 p.m. that authorities’ efforts were successful and the people in the elevator were all out and safe.

A woman was treated for shortness of breath and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition.

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  • Snooki

    Meatball problems!!!

  • Stacysobeautiful Adell

    ummmm No Snooki, bad elevator….I was one of the people on the elevator!!!

  • Hamburglar

    Hope nobody farted while they were all stuck in the elevator. That would be cruel.

  • Gregory S. Clark

    What do mean “at least 18” – HOW many poeple were trapped?? Have we forgotton how to count? If you’re going to report a story – REPORT the FACTS – NOT a guess!

  • doug

    As of 8:00 A.M. Sunday, the only news outlets in Chicago to run this story on their websites were WBBM and Fox news. Both stories came from the Sun-Times wire service, yet nothing of the story was mentioned on the Sun-Times website.

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