Fan Dies At Texans Game After 3-Story Fall

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 07: A general view of the empty stands as players warm up and stretch prior to the Houston Texans hosting the Cincinnati Bengals during their 2012 AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Reliant Stadium on January 7, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

A 45-year old man fell to his death while messing around near an escalator during the Houston Texans final preseason match at Reliant Stadium on Thursday.

A 45-year old man died at the Houston Texans' final preseason match, a 28-24 victory against the Minnesota Vikings at Reliant Stadium in Houston, on Thursday after falling three stories from the top of an escalator.

Police reports following the incident seemed to indicate that the man had been messing around the escalator and trying to slide down the outside handrail when he fell, landing on the pavement. He was reportedly pronounced dead on arrival when they reached the hospital.

The man was reportedly under the influence of alcohol when the incident occurred. As of right now, the man has not been identified and the Texans have declined to make a comment on the matter.

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