A power outage trapped around 200 people in St. Louis's Gateway Arch last night. About 80 people were trapped in halted tram cars, while another 100 were stuck at the top of the monument. Evacuating the structure took about 2 hours. A fire department spokesman told the AP the cause of the equipment failure was unknown.
Two individuals received medical attention on the scene. "Everybody else seemed to be in good spirits, glad and relieved to be coming down," said the spokesman. The trapped visitors exited by stairs and freight elevator, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The popular tourist destination is open today, but only one of the two tram cars is operating.