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Four Charged After Jump from WTC

Four Charged After Jump from WTC

Four men have been charged, after a daredevil stunt where three of the men parachuted off the top of One World Trade Center.  The fourth man acted as a lookout.

The Daily News reports James Brady, Andrew Rossig, Marco Markovich and Kyle Hartwell were charged with burglary, reckless endangerment and jumping from a structure.  They were arraigned and released on $3,500 bail.

Attorney Tim Parlatore believes the suspects were over charged, because the jump happened at night and the public wasn't in danger.

"It's not like the people who have in the past jumped off of the Empire State Building or the Chrylser Building in the middle of the day when there is plenty of traffic and people down below," he said.  "And all of them were charged with much less severe crimes."

The jump happend on September 30th, 2013.  They were able to slip through a hole in the fence that was covered by tarp.  Three of the men then climbed to the top of One World Trade Center for the jump, while the fourth kept watch.

One of the jumpers took video of the incident which was then posted online.

Authorities identified the men by tracking a car that was spotted on video near the site.  The vehicle belonged to one of their relatives.

The men turned themselves into police about a week after a 16 year old was arrested for climbing to the top of One World Trade Center.

These two incidents have raised concerns about security at the site.

 

Source:  Daily News

 

 

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