According to the police, a man was arrested on Monday in New York City after allegedly jumping into the reflecting pool at the 9/11 Memorial.
According to authorities, the 33-year-old man caused quite a stir when he jumped into the north pool at the 9/11 Memorial at approximately 1:30 p.m. ET. Law enforcement officers were promptly called to the scene to handle the situation.
The man, who suffered injuries to his left leg and back during the incident, was aided by an emergency medical services team and transported into an ambulance, according to authorities.
Officials have reported that the individual who sustained non-life-threatening injuries has been taken to Bellevue Hospital. Charges are currently pending in relation to the incident.
According to a Port Authority spokesperson, the individual was characterized as an “apparently emotionally disturbed person.”
Afterward, security personnel were observed setting up chains around the pool area to prevent people from jumping in.
The memorial boasts two pools that lie in the exact footprints of the Twin Towers that were tragically destroyed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. As per the information available on the 9/11 Memorial & Museum website, both pools are 30 feet deep and descend further by 20 feet into a central void.
The memorial pools at the site of the World Trade Center bear the names of 2,983 individuals who lost their lives in the tragic events of 2001. The victims of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center are also included in this memorial, with their names inscribed in bronze along with those who perished on September 11th. It is a powerful reminder of the lives lost and the impact that this event had on the world.
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