Tourist Gets Locked Inside Historic Governors Island Fortress

NEW YORK (AP) -

Talk about a tourist trap!

A woman visiting New York City says she got locked inside a historic fortress and prison, and was stuck for about an hour because a guard didn’t have a key.

Shakira Stover tells The New York Post she was walking around Castle Williams on Governors Island on Wednesday when the doors were closed and padlocked.

The 35-year-old American living in Spain says she screamed for help and got the attention of a pair of British tourists, who summoned a guard.

Stover says the guard didn’t have a key and had to get a park ranger to punch in the padlock code.

The fortress was built in 1811 to protect New York Harbor from the British. It was a military prison until 1965.