Man's cane, not arm, caught in subway door, fire official says

Victim taken to Shock Trauma for evaluation

July 21, 2011|By The Baltimore Sun

A man's cane, not arm, was caught in a door of a moving subway train about noon Thursday, according to a Baltimore Fire Department spokesman who said investigators reviewed surveillance video of the incident.

The incident occurred in the Charles Center station, below Baltimore and Charles streets. The spokesman, Chief Kevin Cartwright, had reported that the man was dragged 10 feet before falling onto the station platform. He was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, but had no obvious injuries.

Cartwright released a statement Thursday afternoon that says video "clearly reveals that only the victim's walking cane was caught in the door and not a human body part, as was communicated to paramedics and firefighters upon their arrival.

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