Gov. Cuomo: Bin Laden's death a 'historic moment'

NEW YORK - (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) says the killing of Osamabin Laden reminds New Yorkers of their courage and unity during theresponse to the attacks the terrorist mastermind orchestrated onSept. 11, 2001. In a statement released in the hours after President BarackObama announced bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan by U.S.troops, Cuomo called the death "a historic moment that representsa major step in our country's efforts to defeat terrorism aroundthe world." Cuomo said New Yorkers endured bin Laden's most devastatingattack, the destruction of the World Trade Center when twoairliners were flown into the twin towers the morning of Sept. 11.More than 2,700 people died in Lower Manhattan that day. Even with bid Laden dead, Cuomo said Americans must remainvigilant in preventing terrorist attacks.VIDEO: President Obama announces Osama bin Laden's deathVIDEO: Crowds at Ground Zero, White House react to bin Laden deathText of President Barack Obama's announcement

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