Gov. Justice temporarily trapped in elevator at WV governor’s mansion

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) – A bit of a dilemma occurred in the West Virginia governor’s mansion Thursday afternoon.

Gov. Jim Justice’s office confirms reports that he was temporarily trapped in the elevator at the governor’s mansion around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7.

Justice issued a statement saying, “We asked maintenance and safety personnel to thoroughly inspect the elevator to determine how to prevent this from happening again and to conduct a full review of the safety and soundness of the entire structure.”

This isn’t the first time the elevator has malfunctioned. The report also confirms First Lady Cathy Justice was also recently trapped in a separate incident.

We’re told the governor and first lady are doing just fine.

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