Update: Child free after being stuck on escalator at Oklahoma City mall

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Emergency crews have freed the child whose foot got stuck in an escalator at an Oklahoma City mall.

Around 9:45 a.m., officials say a 9-year-old child's foot got stuck in an escalator at the Plaza Mayor, formerly known as Crossroads Mall.

Fire officials say the child was wearing crocs and one of them became wedged in the side of the escalator step.

The movement of the escalator then pulled the shoe and the boy's foot into the escalator, which then shut down.

Fire crews and EMSA were called to the scene.

After about 20 minutes, emergency crews were able to free the child.

Fire officials say the boy did not suffer any significant injuries.

The mall's property manager released the following statement regarding the incident:

At approximately 9:30am a child wearing crocks(sp) got his shoe caught in the escalator at Plaza Mayor. The escalator reacted properly and immediately stopped.  The fire department was called to extricate the child’s foot from the escalator.  The child was not bleeding and was able to walk up the escalator on his own immediately after being released.  As a precaution, EMSA took the child by ambulance to get checked out.  We appreciate the rapid response time from the Oklahoma City Fire Department and EMSA, and we are thankful for their assistance.  – Kristi Cole, Property Manager for Plaza Mayor

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