WTC bomb attack survivor reunites with NYPD officer who saved him 25 years later

At lunchtime on February 26, 1993, Carl Selinger was trapped in a smoke-filled elevator in the North Tower of the World Trade Center when terrorists bombed the basement parking garage. He wrote a letter to his family, thinking he would die there.

Five hours later, he was saved by NYPD Sergeant Timothy Farrell.

Selinger and Farrell just met again, in time for the 25th anniversary of the bombing, reports Michael Scotto of NY1.

Farrell also responded to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the Trade Center.

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Chelsea bomber sentenced to multiple terms of life in prison for terror attack

The bomber who injured 30 people with a bomb in Chelsea in September 2016 has been sentenced to multiple life imprisonment terms, reports Victoria Bekiempis for the NY Daily News.

He also set off a bomb in Seaside Park, NJ and  planted another in an Elizabeth, NJ train station that did not go off.

Ahmad Rahimi, 30, an unrepentant ISIS supporter, was convicted by a jury in October. Sentencing was today.

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How to survive Valentine’s Day grief

Our friends at Stephy’s Place (many of whom are September 11th family members) shared this article from Chris Raymond at verywell.com about coping with grief on Valentine’s Day.

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