Avoiding flying pucks isn’t the only thing Philadelphia Flyers fans have to be worried about.
Following the team’s 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, fans tying to leave the Wells Fargo Center found their escape interrupted when the escalator malfunctioned.
As the escalator seems to shoot down, fans piled up at the bottom as they tried to get out of the way.
“We were all but at the top when it started to speed up. It felt as if it just ‘let go’ and it was a very fast, seemingly very long, ride to the bottom,” a Flyers fan named Tom told SB Nation.
An escalator malfunctioned after Saturday’s Flyers game at the Wells Fargo Center, sending fans flying to the ground.
“Waiting at the bottom was a pile of fans to trip over and behind us were another group of fans waiting to collapse on top of us.”
Another fan said that he “barely escaped a disaster.”
“The comfort and safety of our guests is our number one concern,” Ike Richman, vice president of public relations for Comcast-Spectacor, said in a statement.
No serious injuries were reported, and the escalator was fixed in time for the Rihanna concert at the arena on Sunday.