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Fan is in critical condition after falling from escalator at MetLife Stadium

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According to New Jersey State Police, a 42-year-old man fell over 20 feet from an escalator as he was leaving MetLife stadium following the New York Giants' 27-23 win over the Washington Redskins.

Sgt. Adam Grossman told the Associated Press that the man fell over the side of an escalator and fell onto a metal stage below. It is unclear at this time what caused the fall. The man was airlifted to Hackensack University Medical Center and was in critical condition when he arrived.

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Some fans tweeted from the scene that the man had fallen to his death, but reports later confirmed that he was alive when he was transported to the hospital.

This isn't the first time an individual has fallen in an NFL stadium this year. On Aug. 31, 25-year-old Jonathan Kelly fell to his death at Houston's Reliant Stadium during a preseason game between the Houston Texans and Minnesota Vikings.

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