Woman trapped in elevator rescued after 3 days


A woman was rescued Monday morning after spending three nights trapped inside a New York< City elevator, according to the New York Fire Department.

The woman, a cleaning employee, became stuck between the second and third floors while working in a private townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side on Friday.

Firefighters forced open the elevator’s doors just after 10 a.m. Monday and the woman was taken to a hospital, the FDNY said.

The middle-aged woman, who did not have a phone with her, was at the home alone on Friday and all weekend, according to authorities.

The apartment owner arrived Monday morning and called for help, authorities said.

Officials from New York City’s Department of Buildings were at the scene to investigate the faulty elevator.

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