Brownsville boy trapped in elevator.

POSTED: Friday, September 25, 2009 - 8:47am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm

A teen got trapped in a elevator late Thursday afternoon in Brownsville.

The fire department rushed to the scene as well as EMS crews and the Brownsville police deparment. The teen was riding on an elevator at the Paseo Plaza off of Ruben Torres Blvd. Fire officials say they received a call from someone in the building saying a 13 year-old boy was trapped inside. The fire department says an elevator malfunction was the reason the elevator stopped and the young boy couldn't get out.

An elevator technician was called in from Harlingen to help and firefighters were able to use a crowbar to open the door and rescue the teen. The boy was trapped in the elevator for around an hour.

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