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Men Arrested For This Wild Base Jump Off 1 WTC

4 Men Arrested For This Wild Base Jump Off 1 WTC

Men Arrested For This Wild Base Jump Off 1 WTC

Four New York men are accused of jumping 1,776 feet from the top of One World Trade Center, and that landed them in jail Monday night.

The jump actually happened back in September, but the video was just made public Monday.

According to the New York Daily News, the four men reportedly involved turned themselves in Monday after investigators said they conducted a long-term investigation, reviewing security footage shot nearby.

The New York Times reports police were first tipped off shortly after the jump happened. A security guard at a nearby building called police after he says he saw the three jumpers land on the ground. The fourth man who was apparently a spotter was nearby.

One of the stuntmen told CBS how they got into the construction area.

"It was pretty simple, actually. Scarily enough. We found a little hole in a fence between a wall and a fence, and we just pushed it open and walked right in."

"We had no intention of being disrespectful to anybody. We weren't trying to hurt anybody." ABC adds another jumper, James Brady, was a construction worker at the World Trade Center site.

This latest incident has caused more security concerns for the 1,776-foot tower.

Just last week, WCBS points out a 16-year-old boy allegedly sneaked through several levels of security in the building to get to the spire and take pictures. He was arrested shortly after.

WABC reports the men were released on $3,500 bail Monday night after they were charged with third-degree burglary, reckless endangerment and jumping from a structure.

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patriot1too March 26 2014 at 4:32 AM

Those hoodalums thugs belong behind bars.

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Jim March 25 2014 at 2:11 PM

About 15 years ago a fellow did a base jump off of one of the Penn Center Towers in Philadelphia. He landed on a busy sidewalk when his equipment failed. If a member of your family was walking on that sidewalk, on their way to the train or to dinner.....and he landed on them, they would be gone. My office overlooked his landing spot. I had left for the day. There was a large area that screamed the word "splat" when I looked out of my window the next morning. These gentlemen said that they did not intend to hurt anyone.....

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