posted on May, 6 2005 @ 10:33 AM
Honestly, as a lifetime New Yorker i don't even pay attention to these things anymore. Crazy right? But when you live here you get used to things
There's always jumpers on the bridge. I was once coming home from Queens via the Williamsburg bridge and a guy in the outer lanes put his hazard
lights on, walked to the side and took a swan dive landing on a construction site. ESU is specifically trained for cases like those and their
training includes scaling bridges.
As for suspicious packages, pretty common occurence also. In the days after 9/11 there must have been a hundred a day.
Basically what happens is, whenever there is an actual inicident (example: this grenade attack) people become nervous and paranoid and are less
hesitant to call the police. The police understand this, but still have to investigate each call simply because you don't want to be the cop who
says don't worry and then it ends up being a real bomb.
Crazy lives we lead here I guess...
EDIT for link:
Backpack filled with clothes. Typical. 90% of these suspicious packages are people's laundry or gym bags. How the hell it got on the lower level
is beyond me unless it was tossed out a window.
[edit on 5-6-2005 by Djarums]