Nicholas Scoppetta - FDNY Commissioner
NEW YORK (AP) - Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta was
released from New York-Presbyterian's Weill Cornell Hospital Sunday
after undergoing triple bypass heart surgery, the Fire Department.
Scoppetta had the operation after tests on Monday confirmed he
had a blocked artery.
The 70-year-old commissioner was resting comfortably, said Jim
Long, a Fire Department spokesman.
"He is in very good spirits. He's feeling well," Long said.
Scoppetta will work from home via fax, phone and e-mail and will
return to the office within the next week, the spokesman said.
Scoppetta served as commissioner of the Administration for
Children's Services under former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. He was
named fire commissioner by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Dec. 30.
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