18 Injured And 2 Arrested After Dramatic Escalator Incident

Two men have been arrested in connection to a mishap at a shopping mall that resulted in 18 people getting injured.

The video for the incident has taken over the internet because it is just purely shocking. It took place at the Langham Place shopping center when an escalator suddenly reversed directions at high speed and sent passengers shooting down on top of each other.

Two people are still in the hospital after the incident, but both are in stable condition. The two men arrested are suspected of tampering with the escalator. They were called in to examine it to find the cause of the sudden direction change, but they reactivated the auxiliary braking system which could tamper with the data records from the incident.

It is suspected that a driving chain broke but they don't know why the brakes didn't kick on.