Boy's arm gets trapped in metal gate, suspending him in the air in Williamsburg

A frantic situation unfolded in Williamsburg Thursday night, when a child got stuck in a metal roll-up gate. (5/8/14)

BROOKLYN - A frantic situation unfolded in Williamsburg Thursday night, when a child got stuck in a metal roll-up gate.

Neighbors say the child that got stuck is a boy around 7 or 8 years old. They say his arm got trapped in a metal gate as it was rising up, suspending him in the air.

Emergency crews responded to the location at 49 Skillman St. just before 6:15 p.m. The fire department says it had to use the Jaws of Life and airbags to get the child out. This happened outside an apartment building in an ultra-orthodox part of Williamsburg. One witness says the child was stuck for about 15 minutes, screaming frantically as he hung in the air.

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Fire officials are still unsure how the child's arm got stuck in the first place.

The boy was transported to Bellevue Hospital.

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