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Woman dies in Montreal's Metro after scarf caught in escalator
CBC News ^ | January 30, 2014

Posted on 01/30/2014 5:53:47 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

A woman died Thursday morning after her scarf got caught in the escalator at the Fabre Metro station in Montreal.

The incident happened around 9:15 a.m. ET at an unsupervised, automatic entrance to the Metro station on the blue line.

"She got strangled… and the woman, aged around 30, passed away on scene,” said Const. Jean-Pierre Brabant of the Montreal police.

A witness told investigators that the woman's hair also got caught in the escalator after she bent down in an attempt to dislodge her scarf.

(Excerpt) Read more at ca.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: canada; escalator

1 posted on 01/30/2014 5:53:47 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Oh, that poor woman. RIP


2 posted on 01/30/2014 5:55:31 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Is there any back story on her? she was adjusting to “normal” life after a 2 year backpacking expedition, or something ??


3 posted on 01/30/2014 6:00:20 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Very sad. I always carry a sharp folding knife... Not saying someone with a knife would have saved her, but it would have been worth a try...


4 posted on 01/30/2014 6:01:16 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Was Justin Bieber involved?


5 posted on 01/30/2014 6:02:50 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

A Final Destination story ,,, maybe


6 posted on 01/30/2014 6:04:29 PM PST by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

I am not sure what the investigation will show. A couple of days ago, I was headed down on an escalator and the person in front of me was playing with her Walkman device, not holding the handrail. Can’t this society go ten seconds without doing “LOL,” “OMG,” etc.? Nothing is that important.


7 posted on 01/30/2014 6:04:36 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Montreal Metro is a very efficient system, but some of the stations need some maintenance. And, it can be quite empty in some during non-peak hours. Sad to see this woman perish like such


8 posted on 01/30/2014 6:06:30 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Horrible.


9 posted on 01/30/2014 6:07:01 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
not enough info to tell if she qualifies for a Darwin or not
10 posted on 01/30/2014 6:10:54 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: ConservativeStatement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBRpZMqifn0


11 posted on 01/30/2014 6:11:18 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: ThunderSleeps

Probably illegal!


12 posted on 01/30/2014 6:12:22 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: ConservativeStatement

No one carries a knife in canada?


13 posted on 01/30/2014 6:14:20 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: ConservativeStatement

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” <—Whatever this person was to do in the way of service to others in this life was withdrawn in a manner reason cannot comprehend. LORD, have mercy on her, her family, and all of us who await the Last Day.


14 posted on 01/30/2014 6:14:25 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: ConservativeStatement
Isadora Duncan 2.0
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dancer-isadora-duncan-is-killed-in-car-accident
15 posted on 01/30/2014 6:14:57 PM PST by Polynikes (What would Walt Kowalski do. In the meantime "GET OFF MY LAWN")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yikes. RIP.


16 posted on 01/30/2014 6:16:02 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Revolting cat!

Fashion victim


17 posted on 01/30/2014 6:20:52 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: ThunderSleeps

I did just that on the DC metro escalator when a woman got the hem of her coat snagged in the combs. She was directly in front of me. It was eating her coat, dragging her down, and she didn’t have the presence of mind to just drop her arms and let the coat be taken off of her. She was flat on her back and slowly being squeezed as I flicked open my Spyderco Delica, and sliced the hem of her coat free of the combs with no effort, and just kept walking, as the crowd helped her to her feet. Nobody saw a thing.


18 posted on 01/30/2014 6:23:03 PM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Walkingfeather
Geez, I carry a knife, razor sharp, to seperate a horse from a rope, harness, whaterever. I carry a gun for whatever. I would get busted at any checkpoint in an urban area.

This poor gal was defenceless! Take-away for me is, "stay the heck away from urban areas." Prayers for her and her family.

19 posted on 01/30/2014 6:31:51 PM PST by theneanderthal
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To: PowderMonkey

Well done sir! You never know when armed is dangerous or life saving.


20 posted on 01/30/2014 6:37:22 PM PST by theneanderthal
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To: Still Thinking

Isaora Duncan


21 posted on 01/30/2014 6:41:13 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Polynikes

Ah, yes. Isadora. The first thing I thought of as well.


22 posted on 01/30/2014 6:41:35 PM PST by Hatteras
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To: Polynikes
Isadora Duncan 2.0

The first thing I thought of too. I am trying to figure this out. If the scarf is around her neck, and the escalator steps are at her feet, did she bend down to adjust something?

23 posted on 01/30/2014 6:45:00 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: PowderMonkey

Spyderco Delica ... classy blade, dude.


24 posted on 01/30/2014 6:46:57 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: PowderMonkey

A gentleman should carry a knife. You acquitted yourself admirably, sir.


25 posted on 01/30/2014 6:49:28 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: yldstrk

Aruh? Was that intended for me? If so, I’m not following your point.


26 posted on 01/30/2014 7:07:57 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

The link at #15 says that Isadora Duncan was also killed by an entangled scarf.


27 posted on 01/30/2014 8:20:57 PM PST by deks
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To: BuddaBudd

Darwin Award winner?


28 posted on 01/30/2014 8:28:22 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: a fool in paradise

How horrible. Shades of Isodora Duncan.


29 posted on 01/30/2014 9:31:58 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Chode
not enough info to tell if she qualifies for a Darwin or not

From the Toronto Sun article, her lifestyle choice would indicate yes. "Odd" that the CBC omitted any detail that it was a hijab.

Woman Dies After Hijab, Hair Get Tangled in Montreal Escalator (Toronto Sun ^ | Thursday, January 30, 2014 | QMI Agency)

30 posted on 01/31/2014 5:28:41 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise

Unbelievable! Not you, the CBC!

They are so adamant about protecting Islam that not a single important fact like that will let them report truthfully!


31 posted on 01/31/2014 5:34:17 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!
At first I had to wonder if it was a Dr. Who type really long scarf.


32 posted on 01/31/2014 5:47:00 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Probably illegal!
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Another version of this story has the woman as a muzzie and it was her headscarf that became entangled.


33 posted on 01/31/2014 9:51:27 AM PST by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: a fool in paradise
definitely Darwin worthy...
34 posted on 01/31/2014 2:50:34 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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