Man found dead trapped between elevator and shaft wall in NYC

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 28, 2014 8:16 AM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man was found dead trapped between the outside of an elevator and the wall of the elevator shaft in a New York City apartment building on Monday morning, police said.

Police found the body between the 18th and 19th floors of the building in the Bronx after responding to a 911 call an hour or so before dawn, according to a police statement.

It was not immediately clear how he came to be there.

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The man was described as being in his early 20s but police have not identified him while they contact his relatives.

(Reporting by Jonathan Allen; Editing by Bill Trott)