EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan man who escaped from a hotel at the World Trade Center complex soon after the first plane struck the north tower in the Sept. 11 attacks says the death of Osama bin Laden marks a "bittersweet day."
Patrick Anderson says in a statement Monday there is "no joy in his death for me." He adds, however, that "the world is a better place without him."
Anderson says he feels great satisfaction that the U.S. didn't give up on its hunt.
Anderson is founder and chief executive of Anderson Economic Group in East Lansing. He was in New York on Sept. 11, 2001 to attend a conference and work on a book. He founded the "Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund" that is raising money for a memorial.