Man at Steelers game dead after falling from Acrisure Stadium escalator
A spectator who went to Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh on Sunday to watch the Steelers take on the New York Jets died after falling from an escalator, officials said.
Emergency medical personnel were alerted to the stadium after a male spectator fell around 4:45 p.m. ET shortly after the Jets’ 24-20 victory over the Steelers, the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety said in a statement.
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Paramedics administered care on-site before the man was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Officials said the man died shortly thereafter.
The person wasn’t immediately identified.
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“We are aware of an unfortunate incident that occurred inside Acrisure Stadium today,” the Steelers said in a statement. “We are working with local authorities and helping their investigation into the matter. We are sending our thoughts and prayers to the guest’s family.”
Officials said the mobile crime unit responded to the scene and the violent crime unit is leading the investigation.
Acrisure Stadium, formerly known as Heinz Field, can fit around 68,400 people inside the stadium. Heinz had been the sponsor for the stadium until July, ending their business with the Steelers after more than two decades.
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Acrisure is an insurance company from Michigan.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.