A 42-year-old football fan was critically injured when he plunged 30 feet from the side of an escalator after today’s Giants game at MetLife Satdium in East Rutherford, NJ, police said.
The fan, who fell at 4:07 p.m., may have been trying to make a quick getaway from the game that ended at 4:05 p.m., after Eli Manning completed a 77-yard pass to Victor Cruz with just 1:13 left. The scoring Hail Mary pass handed the Giants a 27-23 victory over the Washington Redskins.
The man, who was not identified, suffered severe head injuries after smacking into a metal stage near the Verizon gate. He was airlifted to Hackensack University Medical Center in critical condition, said New Jersey State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman.
It was unclear why the man fell off the side of the escalator.
Several people witnessed today’s fall and took to Twitter hoping to find out if the man survived.