4 arrested in September parachute jump from 1 World Trade Center

Global News

NEW YORK – Three extreme-skydiving enthusiasts accused of parachuting off the 1 World Trade Center tower last year were arrested Monday, authorities said, in a second criminal case in two weeks arising from surreptitious stunts at the nation’s tallest skyscraper.

The three daredevils and someone accused of being an accomplice were facing charges including felony burglary in a Sept. 30 leap from the building, where a teenage boy was arrested on March 16. Authorities said the teen had slipped through a gap in a fence, eluded an inattentive security guard and spent about two hours atop the 1,776-foot (541-meter)-tall tower.

The incidents have raised questions about security at the lower Manhattan site, which is supposed to be one of the most tightly protected in the U.S. The site is owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The New York Police Department said last fall that investigators…

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