26 Mar 2014

2 CNN Reporters Arrested Entering WTC Site

By Jessica Elgot at Huffington Post:

A TV investigation ostensibly attempting to prove how easy it is to break into New York's One World Trade Centre went catastrophically awry as the two CNN journalists allegedly attempting the covert entry were promptly arrested.

Yon Pomrenze, 35, and Connor Fieldman Boals, 26, tried three times to enter the building without success, according to Reuters.

The pair, one holding a video camera, the other with a camera strapped to his head, allegedly first tried to talk their way in through the main gate, but were denied entry to the construction site.

Police said then Boals attempted to climb over the perimeter fence, but was told to move away by security personnel.

Finally, as the pair allegedly tried to force their way through an electronic gate, the security guards decided, frankly, enough was enough.

The men were arrested a few minutes later, on charges of criminal trespass, obstruction of governmental administration and disorderly conduct.

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