Two CNN employees were captured by authorities while trying to gain access to the World Trade Center site, reports the New York Post.
According to law enforcement sources, Connor Boals, 26, and Yon Pomrenze, 35, were stopped at the gate to Ground Zero on Tuesday afternoon and charged with trespassing, obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct. “They were trying to prove a point. I guess they thought anybody could get in,” one source told the Post.
The WTC construction site has been a hot spot for people looking to use the structure for thrill-seeking stunts. Last week, New Jersey teenager Justin Casquejo was caught after breaching several layers of security to access the One World Trade Center (aka Freedom Tower) rooftop and scale the antenna of the structure. The 16-year-old was eventually caught by a security guard. He was arrested and charged with trespassing.
Boals’ LinkedIn profile says he is 2010 graduate of Columbia Journalism School and has worked as a CNN producer since January. Pomrenze’s LinkedIn profile says that he’s worked as a New York-based CNN producer since March 2012. Speaking to the Post, a CNN spokesperson said the two weren’t at the site by orders of the network.