NEW YORK – 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.