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Columbia Housing Authority confirms another brief elevator outage at Paquin Tower

UPDATE 9/7: The Columbia Housing Authority has confirmed another brief elevator outage at Paquin Towers.

It says crews responded to the area around 6:00am Wednesday morning after learning the elevator was broken down.

The Columbia Fire Department was also able to confirm that they arrived on scene four minutes after they were originally called. Authorities tell ABC17 that a man was stuck inside the elevator, but firefighters were able to rescue him fairly quickly. He sustained no injuries.

Housing Authority officials say crews had the elevator up and running again around 8:15am.

ABC 17 News has previously reported two other elevator outages at the towers just in the last month. An outage means some residents bound to wheelchairs can’t leave the building.

The Housing Authority says it is in the process of replacing the elevators right now, which is why there is only one working.

ORIGINAL: ABC 17 is seeing reports rescue crews responded to an elevator rescue at Paquin Tower early Wednesday morning.

Reports indicated the person in the elevator was rescued and is safe, but the elevator is out of service.

ABC 17 is working to confirm these reports and gather more details.

Paquin Tower has been having issues lately with elevators trapping people inside.

Stay with us in this developing story.

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