Two CNN producers were arrested for trying to breach security at the World Trade Center site Tuesday, a day after four men were arrested over a parachute jump off a trade center tower and a week after a teenage boy was accused of an unauthorized climb.
Yon Pomrenze and Connor Fieldman Boals tried to enter a gate leading into the lower Manhattan site on Tuesday afternoon but were stopped by an officer. Boals then twice tried to climb a fence near the World Trade Center PATH subway station. The men then tried to push their way through a gate and were arrested on criminal trespass charges.
A Port Authority spokesman said the two tried to reason with police, saying to the effect that “if a 16-year-old could get on the site, they should also be able to get in.”
A spokeswoman for CNN said the men were in the area to do a story about the recent security breaches and were not asked to sneak onto the site.
Four men were arrested Monday in connection with the Sept. 30 jumping from 1 World Trade Center, and last week, a 16-year-old boy was accused of unlawfully entering the site, eluding a sleeping security guard and spending about two hours atop the 1,776-foot-tall tower.