NEW YORK - (AP) - New Yorkers who live near the federal courthousein lower Manhattan are relieved that the Obama administration isbacking away from plans to hold the 9/11 trial there.
Objections from New York City officials and residents haveintensified since the Justice Department announced late last yearit planned to put five accused Sept. 11 conspirators on trial inManhattan federal court.
White House aide David Axelrod said Sunday that President Obamawill take into consideration what the local authorities are saying.
No alternative trial venue has been chosen yet.
But lower Manhattan residents said Sunday that theirneighborhood has suffered enough.
Kini Gadbaw of Tribeca said the tight security would make itdifficult to get around, and she would not want to have the accusedterrorists in the area.