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6 injured when N.J. escalator switches direction

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Cell phone video captures commuters panicking after an ascending escalator changed direction and started to head back down during the morning rush hour at a rail station in New Jersey, causing some frightened people to jump off mid-ride. By Brian Thompson, NBC New YorkSix people were injured during their Monday morning commute in Jersey City when an escalator packed with commuters inexplicably changed directions, sending riders tumbling down the moving stairwell.  At 9 a.m., passengers were traveling up from a station platform at the Exchange Place PATH station in Jersey City, N.J., when it suddenly started moving downward.  Port Authority spokesman Ron Marsico said officials don’t know what caused the escalator to malfunction. Cell phone video footage shows passengers stepping forward quickly in an effort to counteract the escalator. Several started yelling, “Stop!” They quickly gave in, however, and the escalator carried them down to the lower platform.

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Six people were injured during their Monday morning commute in Jersey City when an escalator packed with commuters inexplicably changed directions, sending riders tumbling down the moving stairwell. 

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