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Toddler’s Finger Severed By Courthouse Escalator

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A toddler’s finger has been severed by a Los Angeles courthouse escalator.

City fire spokesman Brian Humphrey says the 17-month-old boy was riding down the Van Nuys courthouse escalator on Tuesday when his left index finger was amputated in the comb-and-groove of the foot tread near the first-floor bottom of the escalator.

Firefighters took apart the mechanical steps and found the finger about 90 minutes later.

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