Bob Lamle, a spokesman for Montreal's ambulance service, said Thursday he's never seen anything like it in his 30-year career.
Lamle says emergency officials found a trapped woman lying on her back at the bottom of the escalator. A doctor declared her dead on the scene. The accident happened at around 9:15 a.m., during the morning rush hour. He says a lot of people saw it and tried to help.
Montreal police spokesman Jean-Pierre Brabant says the 48-year-old woman tried to pull on the scarf to try to get it out and her hair also got stuck.