Angel Emerges From Concrete Cube

By: CBS News
By: CBS News

US escape artist and illusionist Criss Angel on Tuesday emerged from the confines of the glass box which held him for 24-hours, but true to magician tradition, there was a twist.

Angel's latest stunt required him to remain manacled and encased in the box while concrete was slowly poured around him, as he was suspended 40 feet above the ground.

Angel was expected to free himself within 24-hours and use a rope to lower himself to the ground, before the cube plummeted to the ground.

As planned, the 6,000 pound box of glass, metal and cement crashed to the ground at 7:30 a.m. local time, only for Angel to surprise the crowd by appearing on adjacent scaffolding.

"You never know with me, you're waiting for something and I flip it on you," Angel told AP Television.

Angel refused to reveal how he escaped, but acknowledged he had concerns about the stunt.

"I don't have any fears but I'm always, you know, I'd be foolish not to think about what the risks are, the risk here was my life," he said.

The public stunt promotes a new season of Angel's A&E television show, which premiered Tuesday.


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