A woman is dead after her scarf got caught in an escalator at a Montreal subway station, police have confirmed. The incident happened Thursday morning at Fabre metro station, the CBC reports.
Montreal police confirm a woman in her 30's is dead after her scarf got caught in an escalator at Fabre metro station #cbcmtl
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Emergency responders were called to the scene around 9:15 a.m., TVA reports.
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Brabant said it was too early to tell whether the woman was strangled by the scarf, or if an illness caused her to collapse on the escalator.
One witness told police it appeared that the woman's scarf got caught first, CTV reported. Her hair got caught in the escalator when she bent over to unhook her scarf.
Police will be reviewing surveillance camera footage to help determine exactly what happened.