Thoughts and prayers are with the victims, and the City of New York Police Officers, Firefighters and Paramedics who ran up
My partner and I stood on a sidewalk in the Financial District and watched people evacuate out of the skyscrapers, the court houses at Old City Hall, Osgoode Hall, University Ave., the CN Tower, and the Eaton Centre.
The American Embassy on University Ave. was also evacuated.
People were streaming towards Union Station.
We had not heard or seen any radio or TV news reports at that point.
The Department ordered every off-duty Paramedic in the City to report for duty. That was a first and, so far, last.
They sent 50 Paramedics from HQ in a convoy to NYC. I wasn't in it, but I saw them.
They were cancelled close to the US border. Not required.
Human interest story,
Widow, daughter of fallen firefighter commemorates 9/11 anniversary at his Brooklyn firehouse locker http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/family-fallen-firefighter-marks-9-11-anniversary-firehouse-article-1.2787758
It's one of those old-fashioned wooden lockers the size of a small closet.
It has remained untouched these last 15-years.