A look back: TODAY'S TMJ4 footage from the 9/11 terrorist attacks

Sunday marks 15 years since the attacks
Posted at 4:27 PM, Sep 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-10 19:43:33-04

Sunday marks 15 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks.

On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed in the attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City, at the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C., and in a plane crash near Shanksville, PA. 

TODAY'S TMJ4 was in New York City as the events unfolded. Take a look back at some archived footage from that day and the weeks following.

  • Former reporter Lynise Weeks does a phone interview with a witness on the ground in New York City. He described the scene as a "war zone."

  • Former reporter Scott Friedman talks with employees who were exiting Milwaukee's tallest building on 9/11. Many businesses closed early after an uneasy morning.

  • Former reporter Lynise Weeks talks with Tom Sharrard, the former president of Milwaukee's Time Warner Cable, who was in in New York for business. He describes his fear of the unknown and the scariest moment for him.

  • Charles Benson talks with Gordon Haberman, who lost his daughter on 9/11, as well as firefighters from Caledonia and Mount Pleasant who went to pay their respects at Ground Zero.

  • In the days following the attack, hundreds of local donors stood in line for three to four hours to donate blood.

  • Dozens of people gathered to form the letters USA on Milwaukee's Bradford Beach.