DENVER -- A fan fell on an escalator during the Broncos game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Thursday night according to Denver police. Police say the fan who fell from the second level was conscious and talking when he was taken to the hospital.
On Friday morning, that man was identified as 29-year-old Noel Robinson. A Denver Health spokesperson said the fall was less severe than originally thought, saying Robinson only fell 10 feet and was in fair condition.
Both Robinson and his family were declining interview requests as of Friday morning.
Witnesses described a loud "boom" when Robinson fell, and then saw a man on the floor, bleeding. Robinson's friend was seen yelling for help shortly thereafter, and paramedics on bicycles and police arrived quickly to block off the area.
Police said the initial investigation showed the fall was an accident.
UPDATE SPORTS AUTHORITY FIELD: Incident does not appear to be crime related. Considered an accident at this time.
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) August 30, 2013
The stadium management company released the following statement late Thursday night: “We are aware of an accident involving a patron falling from an escalator during the fourth quarter of tonight’s game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.”
“The victim was taken to an area hospital by Denver paramedics, and Stadium Management Company is working with authorities to gather more information about this incident.”