Police: Trapeze artist stable after fall into crowd

Authorities say a circus trapeze artist is in stable condition after a falling into the crowd during a performance in Philadelphia.

Police say the performer fell feet during the UniverSoul Circus show in West Philadelphia on Saturday evening.

A police spokeswoman says the 19-year-old performer fell about 30 feet from his apparatus and landed in the crowd. He was taken to a nearby hospital.

A witness told The Philadelphia Inquirer the performer bounced off a safety net then landed among the spectators.

UniverSoul identified the performer as Chenglong Wu of the Wuhan Flying Trapeze act of China. Show officials said he was expected to make a full recovery from a lower back injury.

No injuries were reported to anyone in the crowd.