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Woman dies after falling from escalator at Scottrade Center

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ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 21: A general view of the exterior of Scottrade Center prior to the St. Louis Blues playing against the Carolina Hurricanes on October 21, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) By Dilip Vishwanat ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 21: A general view of the exterior of Scottrade Center prior to the St. Louis Blues playing against the Carolina Hurricanes on October 21, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) By Dilip Vishwanat

 ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Authorities said a woman died after falling from an escalator at Scottrade Center Thursday night.

According to authorities, the woman fell from a second story escalator. She was taken to hospital, but later died.

The Blues released the following statement:

“The entire St. Louis Blues organization is deeply saddened today.  Following last night’s home game, a fan riding an escalator in the arena was involved in a fall.  Tragically, she died as a result of injuries sustained in the fall.  We are working closely with the St. Louis Police Department to investigate the facts surrounding this tragic event.

“Everyone with the St. Louis Blues – our ownership, management, coaches, players, and staff – extends our deepest and heartfelt sympathies to the woman’s family and friends.  We will keep them in our thoughts and prayers, and we ask all Blues fans to do the same.”

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