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News ::
AP repost: Boston buildings evacuated etc.
11 Sep 2001
Modified: 02:07:25 PM
Repost of AP article "Police on alert in Boston, buildings evacuated"
By Lisa Lipman

10:38 AM
Police on alert in Boston, buildings evacuated
By LISA LIPMAN
The Associated Press
9/11/01 10:38 AM

BOSTON (AP) -- Nonessential state workers
were sent home and some high-rise
buildings evacuated Monday in reaction to
apparent terrorist attacks on New York's
World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

d One of two planes that crashed into the
World Trade Center was American Airlines
Flight 11, which had been hijacked after
takeoff from Boston.

Police deployed officers to high-profile
areas in Boston, such as City Hall. Safety
officials had an emergency meeting with
Mayor Thomas Menino Tuesday morning to
discuss further precautions.

"We're on alert," said Boston police
spokesman John Boyle.
Meanwhile, acting Gov. Jane Swift sent
home all non-essential employees at the
Statehouse.

Swift will be meeting with law enforcement
officials at 11:30 a.m., she said.

Most of the state's 55,000 state employees
were sent home, and the 1,500 state-owned
buildings around the state were locked and
secured with extra police, said Vin
Cirigliano, deputy superintendent of state
office buildings.
"All the buildings are secured,"
Cirigliano said. "Nobody's coming in."

The federal courthouse also was closed.

Both confusion and an eerie calm were
evident in the terminals at Logan
International Airport.
Two of Boston's tallest buildings, the
Hancock and Prudential towers, were

evacuated for safety reasons, said Boston
Firefighter Ron Caron, a fire department
spokesman
Fire Department spokesman David Walsh said
the department is not evacuating high rise
buildings, adding the building have
individual plans and could do that on
their own.
The streets of Boston's financial district
were filled with workers evacuating their
office buildings. Some workers said they
were being sent home because trading had
shut down in New York. Others said they
evacuated because of fear over similar
attacks.

"I was concerned for everyone's safety,"
said Jeff Leerink, president and chief
executive of Leerink Swann & Co., an
investment banking company.

Ben Wigren, a trading assistant at Fleet
Investment advisors, was standing on a
street corner in Boston, calling his
mother to assure he was OK. He said he
tried to call a friend who works at the
World Trade Center in New York, but
couldn't reach him.
"I didn't feel all that safe being in an
office building."

Copyright 2001 Associated Press. All
rights reserved. This material may not be
published, broadcast, rewritten, or
redistributed.
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what are we supposed to do?
11 Sep 2001
Hey what are we supposed to do?
this is crazey, could there of been something we could of done to prevent this?