THE POLICE COMMISSIONER CITY OF NEW Y O R K

November 1, 2001 Memorandum to: From: Subject: Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani Police Commissioner Bernard B. Kerik WEEKLY REPORT

The following report represents information on major events of the past week, major events of the coming week, and future issues requiring your attention. Major Events Related to the World Trade Center Incident As of today, the remains of two police officers from this Department have been recovered from the site of the collapsed Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and have been positively identified by the Medical Examiner. They are identified as Police Officer Vincent Danz of ESU Truck 3 and Detective Joseph Vigiano, assigned to ESU Truck 2. To date, thirteen funerals and/or memorial services have been conducted for members of this Department killed in the line of duty at the World Trade Center including those for: Police Officer Vincent Danz, Police Officer Stephen Driscoll, Police Officer Brian McDonnell, Police Officer Paul Talty, Police Officer Glenn Pettit, Police Officer Santos Valentin, Police Officer Ronald Kloepfer, Police Officer Walter Weaver, Detective Claude Richards, Sergeant John Coughlin Police Officer Thomas Langone, Police Officer James Leahy, and Detective Joseph Vigiano. On October 31st, Kathy T. Nguyen, F/61, of the Bronx, died three days after being admitted to Lenox Hill Hospital, diagnosed with the first case of inhalation anthrax in NYC. The woman worked in the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital basement supply room, where her responsibilities included making deliveries of supplies and sometimes handling mail. The Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital has been officially closed since 2:00am Tuesday October 30th. Thus far, areas within the hospital have been tested negative for signs of anthrax. Other employees of the hospital are being debriefed, tested for anthrax and being offered antibiotics. The Joint Terrorist Task Force is continuing the investigation.

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On October 31st, at approximately 4:30pm operations began to remove approximately 550 million dollars worth of gold and silver from a vault located in 4 WTC level 2 belonging to the Bank of Nova Scotia. The lode included approximately 379,036 ounces of gold and 29,942,619 ounces of silver. On Tuesday, October 30, at 11 am, a funeral mass was held for Detective Joseph Vigiano, assigned to ESS # 2, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Patchogue, Long Island. Detective Vigiano was killed in the line of duty when he responded to the World Trade Center attacks on September 11th. On Monday, October 29, fl||VHm^M/55, who resides at _ 4^m^£delivered a Verizon bill he received to the 108th Precinct. The envelope had two brown stains on it and ^(^BM^placed it in a plastic bag before delivering it to the stationhouse. The HAMMERTteam responded to the stationhouse and packaged the envelope and swabs that were taken from the mailbox at his residence. On October 30th the Department of Health reported tests results indicated positive for anthrax. The envelope appeared to be crumpled, as if it had been jammed in the Postal Authority sorter. Police Officer Margaret Monaco of the 108th Precinct was examined after she handled the envelope at the stationhouse and will be reevaluated if any symptoms appear. On 1900 hours, October 31 a HAMMER team gathered eight swab samples within the 108 Precinct stationhouse and delivered them to the Department of Health. Results are pending on the analysis of samples taken. The Joint Terrorist Task Force and Postal Inspector are investigating the incident. On October 29, the offices of New York State Senator Thomas Duane and Assemblyman Scott Stringer each received suspicious correspondence. Representatives from Senator Duane's office reported they received a letter, which The HAMMER Team responded and rernovecTtneMetterto the Health for analysis. The letter was never opened, however, an exterior examination of the letter failed to reveal evidence of any powdery or granular substances contained therein. The envelope had what appeared to be incoherent writing. A check with HTDTA Regional Intelligence Center revealed Sheridan has no significant criminal history. Representatives from the office of Assemblyman Scott Stringer reported receiving an envelope baring the words, "God is going to get you and death to USA." The letter also originated from Texas. It was removed by the HAMMER Team and taken to the Department of Health for analysis. At the time of this writing, it is unknown if the envelope bore the name of the sender or a return address. The investigations are still continuing. On Sunday, October 28, a memorial service honoring all the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks .at the World Trade Center was held at "Ground Zero". Approximately 9,000 relatives and friends attended the memorial, which began at 2:00pm and lasted approximately one hour. "Ground Zero" was closed to everyone from 7:00pm Saturday to 7:00am Sunday. The site was cleaned up, heavy equipment was moved and a new stage was erected for the event. Governor Pataki, Senator Schumer, Senator Rodham Clinton and yourself attended the event and no speeches

were given. His Eminence Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York, offered the Invocation and Imam Izak-El Mu-eed Pasha, Resident Imam, Masjed Malcolm Shabazz and Chaplain of the NYC Police Department, administered a prayer at the service. Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, V.P. of New York Board of Rabbis and Chaplain of the NYC Fire Department, offered a moment of reflection and the Reverend Billy Graham, CEO, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, gave the Benediction. Andrea Bocelli sang the opening Hymn, "Ave Maria", with music from the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor. A second Hymn, "Amazing Grace", was sung by Renee Fleming with the Orchestra of St. Luke's. Several musical offerings were provided including "Raisins and Almonds" by Ilya Gringolts, Violin; "Let Us Love in Peace", Andrew Lloyd Webber, piano, Shonaugh Daly, vocals, Orchestra of St. Luke's, and David Caddick, conductor; and "Pieta, Signore" sung by Andrea Bocelli, the Juilliard Choral Union, Judith Clurman, conductor and the Orchestra of St. Luke's. The closing song was "God Bless America" sung by Renee Fleming. After the service, family members who wished to do so were provided transportation to the Family Assistance Center at Pier 94 and received an urn, containing ashes from the site along with an American Flag to serve as a memorial of their lost relative. On Sunday, October 28 at approximately 5:00 am, service on the N and R subway lines was restored with the exception of the Cortlandt Street station. Approximately one million riders use the N and R subway lines daily. The lines were out of service due to the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center while the Transit Authority checked the structural soundness of the tunnel. At the same time the Park Place subway station on the # 2 and 3 subway lines was reopened. The Cortlandt Street, Rector Street and South Ferry subway stations, on the 1 and 9 subway lines continue to be closed due to the World Trade Center attacks on September 11th. The following represents the most recent data available regarding victims of the September terrorist attack on the World Trade Center (figures are subject to revision): Total confirmed fatalities Civilians NYPD MOS FDNY firefighters Port Authority Police FDNY Emergency Medical Technicians New Jersey Fire Department personnel Unidentified bodies Total NYPD injuries NYPD hospitalizations NYPD remaining hospitalized NYPD sick reports 545 392 2 92 6 2 1 50 1,225 25 0 524

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Total reported missing Unidentified body parts DNA samples collected Swabs Personal Items Death Certificate applications

3,897 8,113 9,804 3,227 6,577 1,828

Since inception through midnight, October 31st, NYPD/FD HAMMER teams have responded to 2,081 reports of suspected hazardous material, removing 760 packages to the Department of Health laboratory for testing. Working in conjunction with Beth Israel Hospital, the Department has developed a protocol to counsel, advise and test "at risk" responders as it relates to anthrax. Personnel in the "at risk" category include those assigned to Emergency Service Units, the Joint Terrorist Task Force, HAMMER Teams, Patrol Borough Task Forces and all other members who respond to assignments where they are exposed to substances suspected as being contaminated with anthrax. Members are instructed to first contact a Medical Division hotline staffed from 6 AM to 2 AM where they are interviewed by a Department nurse or surgeon who will triage them and determine an appropriate course of action. Those referred by either the Department surgeon or nurse for follow-up treatment will be scheduled for examination at Beth Israel Hospital between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM where testing and additional counseling will be provided by General Medical Associates who have expertise in dealing with this disease. In urgent situations, members may be referred by the NYPD Medical Division to the emergency rooms of either Beth Israel or Bellevue Hospital. In accordance with the daily assessment of police deployment, the area of lower Manhattan affected by the September 11 terrorist attacks remains divided into 4 patrol enforcement zones and 1 traffic enforcement zone, with the Commanding Officer, Patrol Borough Manhattan South responsible for all NYPD operations. Each day approximately 679 police officers/detectives, 106 sergeants, 39 lieutenants, 6 captains, and 2 deputy inspectors/inspectors from the Patrol Services Bureau and Traffic Control Division are assigned to this area. Effective today, the maximum deployment of personnel for the purpose of digging at the site will be limited to 24 members of the NYPD and 24 members of FDNY. Access to the "frozen zone," the area south of Canal Street and west of Church Street, remains restricted. Although reports of criminal activity in or near the frozen zone are sporadic, the following arrests were made in the area last week: • • Sunday, October 28: 1 arrest - Criminal Impersonation of a Federal Marshall Monday, October 29: 1 arrest - Criminal Trespass

Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, a total of 172 possible hate crime incidents were reported to the NYPD. Of this total, 110 were ethnic or religious in nature, involving individuals or locations associated with Middle Eastern culture. As

a result of these incidents, 24 arrests have been made. The remaining incidents continue to be investigated by the NYPD's Hate Crime Task Force. Since September 11, from the time shortly after the terrorist attacks through 7:00 AM November 1, a total of 1,895 bomb threats and/or reports of suspicious packages were received at 911. This includes 26 reports received during the twenty-four hour period ending midnight, Wednesday, October 31.

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