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Heroic Airline Attendant, Cops Save Woman's Life After Mid-Air Emergency

Officers Lukenovich and Leiter;  Photo: Port Authority PD

Officers Lukenovich and Leiter; Photo: Port Authority PD

A woman suffered a medical emergency and went into cardiac arrest earlier this week while on board a JetBlue flight; however, she is alive today because of the heroic efforts of an airline attendant and two police officers.

Paula Rodriguez, 74, went into cardiac arrest shortly after taking off from Newark, NJ. A flight attendant began performing CPR on the woman until the plane was able to land at JFK around 30-minutes later.

That's when the attendant handed over CPR to Port Authority Police Officers Brittany Lukenovich and Jeff Leiter.

Officers Lukenovich and Leiter continued CPR until paramedics arrived and transported Rodriguez to a local hospital.

In all, the airline worker and officers performed CPR for an astonishing 80 minutes.

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Police Union Offers to Pay Fine for NFL Player Who Wants to Wear Patriotic Cleats

Photo: TMZ

Photo: TMZ

While most of the attention swirling around the NFL these days concerns players taking a stand, or knee, against social injustice in America, at least one player is attempting to demonstrate his pride in the United States.

Avery Williamson, linebacker for the Tennessee Titans, has indicated his desire to wear red, white, and blue cleats on 9/11 to show his patriotic pride.

The NFL's response? They threatened to fine him for breaking the league's uniform code.

In response, the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association indicated that they, along with another union, would pay Williamson's fine for him.

In a statement from the PAPBA, they told the Tennessean, "We read, with understandable interest, your piece on Avery Williamson and the NFL’s stance on Avery honoring the September 11th victims. We, along with the New Jersey State Police Benevolent Association, are offering to pay any reasonable fine levied by the NFL if Avery chooses to wear his 9/11 cleats.”

The Port Authority Police Department is responsible for patrolling the World Trade Center complex.

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NY: Man Arrested After Brandishing Gun and Threatening to "Off Some Cops"

Photo: via panynj.com

Photo: via panynj.com

A Florida man was taken into custody on Wednesday evening after brandishing a gun and telling an acquaintance, "Let's off some cops."

The incident occurred at the Port Authority Bus Terminal as the two men were talking and smoking marijuana. The suspect allegedly pulled the gun out of his bag and uttered his threat after two Port Authority police officers walked by.

The man who was standing with the suspect became alarmed and left to inform police of what he had heard. Officers approached the suspect and took him into custody.

A loaded revolver was located.

The suspect, identified as 18-year old Hunter Lee Taylor, was booked into the Manhattan Central Jail.

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