A 29-year-old woman identified as Jenny Santos of Kearney, New Jersey, plunged about 30 feet to her death off an escalator inside the World Trade Center Oculus, according to member station WJLA. Port Authority police spokesman Jospeh Pentangelo said the woman was hospitalized where we was then pronounced dead.
Police are still investigating the incident.
She was reportedly trying to retrieve her sister's hat.
A law enforcement official, who wished to remain anonymous because he wasn't authorized to speak on behalf of the matter publicly, said the incident occurred at about 5:30am Saturday inside the transit hub. Santons fell to the main course floor.