World Trade Center teen busted after allegedly scaling NJ structure: report

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WEEHAWKEN, New Jersey (PIX11) – The teenager who walked past security and climbed to the top of 1 World Trade Center has been arrested again — this time for attempting to scale the Weehawken water tower, a source told The Jersey Journal.

Weehawken resident Justin Casquejo, 16, faces charges of defiant trespassing and resisting arrest, the paper reported, after he was taken into custody at the base of the 175-foot brick tower.

Casquejo pleaded guilty in July and received 23 days of community service after the teen made a mockery of security at the WTC site earlier this year.  On March 16th, Casquejo managed to walk into the Lower Manhattan construction site via a gap in the fencing, according to court documents.

Around 4 a.m. on March 16, he made his way up the 1,776-foot tower using a ladder, scaffolding, elevators and stairs — at one point walking past a sleeping security guard.

He got as high as the base of the antenna, even snapping a photo that he later posted on Twitter.

A Port Authority officer finally arrested Casquejo during his descent.


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