- John Catsimatidis's statement:
"It appears that once again terrorists have struck on American soil. We must keep the victims and their families in our prayers. As law enforcement investigates this incident we must also remember the job that Commissioner Ray Kelly and the men and women of the NYPD have done in keeping our city safe. Should this prove to be a terrorist attack we must redouble our efforts to protect the citizens of our city and make sure that law enforcement has the resources they need to do their job."