Two Port Authority cops saved a distraught woman just as she was about to leap off the Port Authority Bus Terminal Friday, law enforcement sources said. The 40-year-old woman was seen on the fifth-floor ledge of the building at the corner of Eighth Ave. and 41st St. at abut 10:40 a.m. and was just about to jump when Port Authority Police Officers Antonio Casaccio and Michael Opromalla grabbed her and brought her back to the other side, a source with knowledge of the incident said.
A terminal at the Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne NJ turned into a war zone Wednesday as the Port Authority Police Department’s elite Counterterrorism and Emergency Services units drilled down to the basics of any engagement — stop the threat and tend the wounded. Officers sporting full tactical gear and assault weapons ran through a number of grueling scenarios on how to best respond to active shooters, threats in office buildings and hostage situations.
A man was killed at Kennedy Airport when a comercial truck backed over him Monday evening, authorities say. It happened at 8 p.m. at Building 151 on JFK Airport grounds, the Port Authority Police Department says. The man was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he died, officials said. He has not been identified.
Throughout the New York metro area, police protect residents in ways that many don’t realize until there’s a crisis. A close-up look at law enforcement training on Wednesday for a crisis situation shows how intense and necessary that readiness is.
A driver caught blowing through E-ZPass at the George Washington Bridge owed more than $20,000 in tolls, authorities said. Juan Gutierrez, 33, of the Bronx was behind the wheel of a black Honda Pilot stopped just before 7 a.m Tuesday, said Lenis Rodrigues, a spokeswoman for Port Authority police said.
The Port Authority Police Department held its annual “38 Heroes Softball Tournament” last weekend at the Richmond County Sports Complex in Travis to benefit officers and their families who are in need. Lt. Robert Sbarra, Officer Louis DeFelice and Officer Paul Nunziato, who now serves as the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association president, started the tournament 20 years ago to provide a fun activity for off-duty officers.