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Teen accused of gaining access to top of World Trade Center to take pictures is arrested

A 16-year-old boy is accused of bypassing security and climbing to the top of 1 World Trade Center to take pictures.

A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman says the teen was arrested at 6 a.m. Sunday and charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass.

The spokesman, Joe Pentangelo, says the teen got on the construction site of nearly completed tower through a small fence opening. He then allegedly entered the tower by climbing scaffolding.

Pentangelo says the teen eluded a guard on the 104th floor. The guard has since been fired.

Port Authority arrested the teen on the premises. His camera and cellphone were seized after authorities obtained a search warrant.

The investigation is continuing.

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