NYC Man Falls 5 Stories After Trying to Escape Disabled Elevator

A 34-year-old man who tried to exit a stuck elevator died after falling five stories down a Brooklyn elevator shaft.

Police say the man had been trying to jump out of a disabled elevator car when his clothing caught on something.

The man was unconscious and unresponsive when emergency responders brought him to Bellevue Hospital Center. He was pronounced dead at around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, about three hours after the fall in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.