City hall elevator fails, traps officer inside
BATON ROUGE - A police officer was rescued by firefighters from a stuck elevator Thursday night.
Crews were dispatched to city hall, where the unusual request originated. The officer radioed he was trapped in the elevator and needed assistance getting out.
The officer told WBRZ, he was working security at the building and was trying to take the elevator down from the sixth floor, when it lurched to a stop around the third floor.
"I thought someone was getting on, but the doors never opened. So, I pressed the button, and the doors still didn't open," the officer said. Eventually, he was able to pry the doors open and realized the elevator car was stuck in between floors.
"I called headquarters to get the fire department to get me out, 'cause I don't like getting stuck in elevators," the officer said with a chuckle. "I didn't panic," he added.
Fire crews cut the power to the elevator shaft and made the rescue.
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