Two people were arrested for tampering with an escalator after it reversed direction and then started speeding up at a Hong Kong mall. According to eyewitnesses, the escalator suddenly went haywire, injuring over a dozen shoppers on Saturday.
It is recognized as one of the longest escalators in Hong Kong. Authorities say it was acting as an “up” escalator when it turned into a "down" escalator instead. Witnesses estimate it sped up to anywhere between twice and quadruple its speed.