Sunday, February 05, 2006

Excerpts from the 9/11 Transcripts and Police Reports

Someone (an anonymous poster at knows someone else has painstakingly read through all Port Authority 9/11 Transcripts and Police Reports (archived at and has typed excerpts from transcripts and reports where references to bombs, explosions are made by firefighters, police and dispatchers. The original post can be found here, as well as all the excerpts:

The PA transcripts and reports are described as

"Frantic conversations between trapped people and authorities during the moments
before the World Trade Center towers collapsed on September 11, 2001, are
revealed in transcripts of radio and telephone transmissions and in handwritten
notes that were released Thursday....

The transcripts were released by the agency that built and ran security at the World Trade Center -- the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

A good portion of the documents are from handwritten and typed notes of Port Authority police and civilian employees recounting afterward what had happened....

The rest of the documents are transcriptions of conversations over nearly 100 telephone lines and civilian radio channels....

The documents were released after a ruling from Judge Sybil R. Moses as a result of a lawsuit filed by the New York Times seeking access to the 2,000 pages of documents.
The original scanned Port Authority 9/11 Transcripts and Police Reports can be found at

A sampling of the excerpts is provided below:


(pa-police-reports01.pdf pages 10-11)
Lieutenant Michael
Handwritten report.
Pages 3&4

“…We came upon the NYPD
Chief of Detectives with a couple of his men. They appeared to be appraising the
situation. We proceeded past them and were within a block of WTC when a couple
of loud explosions occurred in front of us.”

pages 17, 24)
Alan T. DeVona
Page 2, Chronological Report of the WTC
Radio Transmissions on 9/11/01

“0853 4-1 radios WTC Police Desk
reporting an explosion on the lower level.
0853 WTC Desk replies there was
an explosion on the upper floors.”

Page 9, Chronological Report

“0933 PO Keane reporting from Stairway-C on the 66th floor, 1 WTC states
that she heard another explosion.”

(pa-police-reports01.pdf page 61)
P.O. Anthony C. Croce
Handwritten Memorandum page 3

“We kept
hearing explosions that would shake the whole room. People were saying, ‘There’s
another one and another one.’ I heard reports of secondary bomb explosions,
missiles being shot at towers and others.”


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