NEW YORK (AP) – A New Jersey teenager who climbed to the top of 1 World Trade Center now faces charges.
Justin Casquejo is due in a Manhattan courtroom on Wednesday afternoon.
The 16-year-old daredevil from Weehawken, N.J., was arrested last month. Authorities say he was dressed like a construction worker when he squeezed through a hole in a fence at about 4 a.m. and took an elevator to the spire.
His lawyer didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment.
Three others who parachuted from the building in September also face charges.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey owns the site. It says it’s reassessing security.
Casquejo spent two hours at the top of the 1,776-foot skyscraper, the nation’s tallest building. It was built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks.
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