Teens rescued from walk-in vault in New York

FALCONER, N.Y. — Four teenagers were apparently partying in a former law office in western New York when they got trapped for several hours in a walk-in vault, authorities said.

Police say they received a call about 1 a.m. Friday from a person reporting that four people were stuck inside the vault in the village of Falconer, 60 miles south of Buffalo.

Rescue crews and a locksmith went to the building. The locksmith freed the teens, ages 18 and 19, after about four hours. Police said all four were checked out at a hospital.


Officials said that the teenagers had permission to be inside the building. Authorities said that they found a large quantity of alcohol and some marijuana on the premises, and charges were pending against the four young people.