GLENDALE — A 2-year-old boy's fingertip was severed Saturday after the boy fell on an escalator at the Glendale Galleria, officials said.
The incident occurred at about 9:53 a.m. at the bottom of the escalator inside the mall, which is adjacent to the food court.
The child's left index finger got caught in the moving escalator after he fell, Glendale Fire Capt. Stu Stefani said.
“It was damaged pretty bad,” he said.
Paramedics rushed the boy to Children's Hospital Los Angeles while firefighters continued to search for the severed fingertip.
Fire crews pulled apart portions of the escalator until they found the fingertip lodged in an escalator tread roughly 30 minutes later, Stefani said.