Woman in Hospital After Being Stuck in Townhouse Elevator for Three Days


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A woman has been rescued after spending the weekend stuck in the private elevator of an Upper East Side townhouse. 

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She became stuck between the second and third floors at 48 E. 65th Street, on Friday, she told the FDNY.

The woman is an employee of the owner of the townhouse, which is owned by a billionaire investment banker from Arkansas.

The FDNY says firefighters forced the elevator open, after receiving a 911 call around 10 a.m. Monday. 

The woman was taken to an area hospital where she was in good condition.


The elevator was last inspected in July, no violations were found. 

The luxury townhouse is owned by Warren A. Stephens and his wife, Harriet Stephens, according to the Associated Press. He did not immediately respond to a message left with Stephens Inc., his investment bank based in Little Rock.

The cause of the elevator mishap is under investigation.