Patience, grasshoppers!

BELLEVUE – A 25-year-old man died when he fell down an elevator shaft Monday night as he tried to climb out of an elevator stuck between floors at a new shopping and entertainment complex, a Fire Department spokesman said.The victim of the accident in the North Tower at Lincoln Square was not immediately identified by name. He lived in nearby Kirkland, Fire Department spokesman Lt. Bruce Kroon said.

Police and firefighters responded shortly after 8 p.m. to an initial report of a man trapped in an elevator. They arrived to find there had been five people in the elevator – four who climbed out safely and the man who had fallen several stories down an open elevator shaft, Kroon said.

The victim was dead at the scene.

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