2 people rescued from back of garbage truck in downtown Fargo

Police said the two were not injured after being emptied from a dumpster into the back of the garbage truck.

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FARGO — Emergency crews rescued two people who got stuck in the back of a garbage truck in downtown Fargo early Thursday, March 16.

Police and firefighters responded at 6:36 a.m. to the 200 block of NP Avenue after a sanitation worker saw in his truck camera that two people were inside a dumpster as it was being emptied, according to Fargo police spokeswoman Katie Ettish.

The two people had been sleeping in the dumpster, Ettish said.

The sanitation worker had not turned on the truck's trash compactor, and firefighters helped pull out the two people since the walls of the truck were too high for them to climb, Ettish said.

The two were not injured, and they will not face criminal charges.


The garbage truck was not a city of Fargo vehicle.

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