Teen who allegedly scaled World Trade Center due in court

NEW YORK (PIX11) – A New Jersey teen who allegedly snuck past security and climbed to the top of One World Trade Center is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

Justin Casquejo, 16, allegedly stayed at the pinnacle of the tower, thought to be one of the most secure in the world, for two hours and snapped pictures on March 16, officials said. He was caught by a security guard while coming down from the top and arrested on the premises.

He has been charged with criminal trespassing — a misdemeanor — and trespassing — a violation. If convicted on the misdemeanor charge, Casquejo could face up to 15 days in jail.

The teen said nothing when he appeared before a judge April 2, but was met with cheers by supporters outside of the court.

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