Police in New York are investigating a broken elevator in an apartment building that may have caused a crucial delay in the rescue of a newborn, who later died at the hospital.

Officers responded Friday to the 14th floor of a Brooklyn apartment building where an 11-day-old baby boy had gone into cardiac arrest, MyFOXNY.com reported. As they took an elevator to the ground level with the baby, it stalled on the 8th floor. The officers were able to pry open the doors and run down the stairs.

The child later died at a local hospital.

Building tenants said problems with the elevator are not rare.

"It's ridiculous how they treat our building," one resident told NY1. "It's like every other two weeks or every other week someone is getting stuck in the elevator."

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