Fil-Am teen who climbed to top of 1 World Trade Center faces judge | Global News

Fil-Am teen who climbed to top of 1 World Trade Center faces judge

/ 08:21 AM April 03, 2014

Justin Casquejo arrives for his court date in New York, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The 16-year-old boy described as a thrill-seeker bypassed an inattentive security guard in the middle of the night and climbed a ladder to the spire of 1 World Trade Center, where he apparently took pictures, authorities said. AP

NEW YORK — A teenager who climbed to the top of 1 World Trade Center will be assessed in a program for youthful offenders.

A judge on Wednesday ordered Justin Casquejo to return to court April 30. He and his lawyer declined comment outside court.

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The 16-year-old from New Jersey 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.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey owns the site. It says it’s reassessing security.

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Three other people parachuted from the building in September.

The 1,776-foot (540-meter) skyscraper is America’s tallest building. It was built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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