A Port Authority cop who helped arrest suicide-bomber wannabe Akayed Ullah last month was invited to the State of the State address Wednesday, where he said he was filled with anger, fear and memories of 9/11 when he apprehended the terrorist.
“I felt at the time somewhere between scared and angry,” 17-year PA veteran Jack Collins told The Post. “I responded to the World Trade Center attack of 2001, and I’ve described that as losing friends I’ve waited my whole life to meet.”
Collins and fellow Officers Sean Gallagher, Drew Preston and Anthony Manfredini raced into danger as crowds fled and pounced on Ullah after his homemade explosive vest misfired in a tunnel near the PA Bus Terminal on Dec. 11.
Collins said his brave showing was just part of the job: “We know the risks — we take them.”