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Fire crews rescue Trump from elevator during Springs visit

COLORADO SPRINGS - A mechanical issue involving a rescue mission by the Colorado Springs Fire Department is what caused Donald Trump's delayed arrival to UCCS on Friday.

Trump was scheduled to speak at UCCS at 2 p.m. but didn't arrive until close to an hour later.

According to the CSFD, emergency crews responded to an elevator rescue at The Mining Exchange Hotel at around 1:30 p.m. Ten people including the presidential hopeful were trapped between the first and second floor of the hotel.

"The firefighters were able to secure the elevator, open the top elevator hatch, lower a ladder into the elevator which allowed all individuals to self-evacuate, including Mr. Trump, onto the second floor lobby area," said Steven Wilch with the CSFD.

No injuries were reported.

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