Man falls from escalator at Shea

Man falls from escalator at Shea

NEW YORK -- A man was seriously injured after falling more than 25 feet off a Shea Stadium escalator on Saturday night, the Mets announced, and was taken to an area hospital.

According to media reports, the 26-year-old man dropped from the box seating level and to the ground floor near Gate D and was taken to the hospital in an unconscious state. A Mets spokesman said the police and the club are investigating the incident.

In April, Antonio Nararainsami, 36, died after falling two stories from an escalator in the left-field section of the stadium. A 21-year-old man from Yonkers, N.Y., fell 100 feet to his death at Shea in 1985.

Jon Blau is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.