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Clarence Town Officials to Inspect Nearby Homes, Police Crack Down on Unauthorized Videos

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – Emergency services personnel in Clarence hope to return residents to their homes soon after investigators and medical examiners complete their work at the crash site of Flight 3407.

The town's emergency services coordinator David Bissonette told reporters at a briefing Tuesday morning that his goal is to allow residents to return by this weekend. But first, he says a couple of tasks need to be completed, including the inspection of nearby homes to make sure there is no structural damage.

Bissonette said he will also work with officials of the State Department of Environmental Conservation to make sure the site where the crash occurred is environmentally safe. He stressed the timetable is contingent on the weather.

State Police Captain Steven Nigrelli shared information about three individuals who were on the rooftop of a nearby apartment building, trying to videotape the visit of the family members. Nigrelli says they were residents of the building. He says the video was confiscated, but no arrests were made.

Nigrelli also says a volunteer fireman had used his cell phone to record video on the night of the crash, which was then sent to a local TV station. He says the FBI is investigating.