a soccer A fan died after falling off an escalator during a Pittsburgh Steelers game against the New York Jets at Acrissure Stadium on Sunday.
Unknown man allegedly fell about 40 feet Near Gate C inside the stadium shortly after the Steelers lost to the Jets in the final 24-20. Pittsburgh Police and EMS responded at the scene shortly after his fall.
The Violent Crimes Unit of the Pittsburgh Police is investigating the incident.
“At approximately 4:45 p.m. on October 2, the Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police responded after an adult male fell off an escalator inside Acresur Stadium,” the statement said. Paramedics took care of him on the spot and rushed him to a local hospital in critical condition. He later died of his injuries.
Steelers spokesman Bert Lutten issued a statement on behalf of the team shortly after the fan’s death. statement was obtained by WXPI Channel 11 News,
“We are aware of an unfortunate incident that happened today inside the Acrisur Stadium,” Lutten said. “We are working with the local authorities and helping them in the investigation of the matter. We are sending our thoughts and prayers to the guest’s family.”