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Tacoma firefighters rescue person stuck in elevator

UPDATE: A person was using a small dumb waiter-style elevator, and became stuck and injured in the process, Tacoma Fire spokesman Joe Meinecke said.

Technical rescue crews cut the person out the elevator, and took the patient to an area hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, Meinecke said.

It took about a half hour to rescue the individual, he said.

"It was an unusual circumstance," Meinecke said. "You usually don't see elevators in a private residence."

Meinecke said the person was taking the elevator down to the basement when the patient got trapped.

INITIAL POST: Tacoma Fire crews and rescue personnel are responding to a report of a person stuck in an elevator at a home in the 6400 block of South Junett Street.

The agency was called to the scene about 3 p.m.

Further details were not immediately available. Check back for updates.

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