Woman strangled after clothing gets caught in Montreal subway escalator


MONTREAL – A woman died strangled on a Montreal subway escalator Thursday after an article of clothing, presumably her scarf, got caught in the moving device, said an ambulance spokesman.

“I was told it appeared to be a scarf but this is still to be determined by the police investigation,” said Bob Lamle, a spokesman for Urgences-Sante.

Lamle said the woman was believed to be in her 40s, while police said she was in her 30s.

The accident happened at the Fabre station in the city’s north end.

The woman was found at the bottom of the escalator.

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