The Colorado Springs Fire Department says that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had to be rescued from an elevator that was stuck between the first and second floors of a resort.
In a statement released Saturday, the department says that it was called at 1:30 p.m. Friday to rescue about 10 people, including Trump, trapped inside the elevator at The Mining Exchange, A Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa resort.
The department says the firefighters opened the top elevator hatch and lowered a ladder into the elevator. Trump and the others used the ladder to climb out of the elevator to the second floor. The department says no injuries were reported.
Trump’s security team was given control of the hotel’s elevators during the event, said Perry Sanders Jr., an attorney who co-owns the hotel.
“The party were model guests but security insisted on having manual control of the elevators,” Sanders said.
After the occupants were rescued, technicians for the company that services the elevator determined that the machine became stuck because someone turned the manual key while the car was in motion, Sanders said.
The problem was fixed and the 4-year-old elevator was immediately put back in service, he added.
The Trump campaign confirmed that the incident occurred but offered no further details.
During a rally Friday at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Trump criticized the city’s fire marshal for limiting the number of people allowed to attend his speech at the building where the event was held. Fire Marshal Brett Lacey told the Colorado Springs Gazette that he had already agreed to allow a 10 percent increase in seating at the venue.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
Justin W says
Fire safety codes exist for a reason. Overpacking a room creates a variety of health and safety issues. If you expect a huge crowd you need to choose a venue that can accommodate the people.
Mathew Molk says
Hey, I’m an NFPA member and have done a TON of life safety code work, but when you have a listed occupancy of X and then add 10% to that (X+(.1X) or 1.1X and then stop admitting people when there is X/3 people in the venue (One Third Full) something is rotten in the Democrats, and that is they want to take photos of empty seats at Trump events and put them on CNN and MSNBC and say no one is supporting Trump. – And isn’t it odd the very same thing happened in Columbus – You know the town with the Democrat Mayor in the state with one of Trump’s arch enemy RINOs for governor?
The Treasonous Felon Cackling Witch and her goons will stop at nothing. Lie, cheat, steal, assault, kidnap and even murder are all in in are all in their play book. Maybe we need to fight corrupt Fire Martials with some fire of our own, Like keeping them out of the area when Trump is to speak.
BTW, There was never any “overpacking” – The place in Denver was half full and the one in Columbus was rated for 4 times the number Clinton’s shill allowed in. – Do a little fact checking first so you don’t look like a fool again.
female tax payor says
Interesting fire marshall says he gave a !0% occupancy increase for this Presidential event. This is after the fact a pre- set capacity max all venues should have posted in plain sight in the room… … a c”apacity max sign” the Venue should have posted in plain sight and seen every day they walked into the room should have just known by heart without having wonder & told Trump their true capacity limit before he final booked the room….. things are way off with this story….especially as Mattew remarks above imply capacity all along was pre-set much higher than UCC told Trump, like double of what UC Colorado told Trump when he booked the room & then obedient to laws Trump limited ticketed seating to what he was misled to believe was the max capacity limit. Only to arrive to a half full room cuz Dem .UC lied!!!??? hoping to embarrass Trump or what the??? Then Fire marshall goes wow wait I gave a special 10% capacity increase for this event cuz of presumably Trump’s private extra security> UCC smells bad on this one.
ROSSETTA FUENTES says
Mr President Trump, please be careful,(we care for you) we, the people that have been with you since the beginning will go to the end, but please listen to Mr. O’Reilly’s advises, he really believes in you, as we. Democrats are trying to make you upset, in other worlds, they are playing what they are master in; answer only when somebody is at your level.