WC man, Times Sq. vendor, honored by state

The New York State Assembly is honoring a Westchester man for his actions on May 1 when he alerted authorities to an SUV loaded with explosives in Times Square.

Duane Jackson of Buchanan was working in Times Square selling handbags when he noticed the smoking SUV and notified police.

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef says Jackson's quick thinking helped authorities act quickly and save countless lives. "His selfless act has undoubtedly helped to make New York a safer place."

Jackson, a Vietnam veteran who has since received a personal phone call from the president for his actions, has said the he only did what he hopes anyone else would do.

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