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An accidental death occurred Saturday evening at an apartment complex in the south east area of town, the Columbus Police Department confirmed.

A 51-year-old man who lived there died after falling while trying to exit a malfunctioning elevator that was stuck between floors, CPD Capt. Todd Thalken confirmed. The victim’s identity was not released.

The city’s police and fire departments responded to the call that came in about 11 p.m. Thalken said the case remains under investigation. He added preliminary investigation indicates it appears to be an accident.

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