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Skydivers Arrested in WTC Jump Stunt

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Police arrested four men for a parachuting stunt at One World Trade Center last year.

The men surrendered at a police precinct in downtown Manhattan Monday and face charges of burglary, reckless endangerment and jumping from a structure.

Last September, three of them allegedly snuck into the World Trade Center construction site and climbed to the top of the building, while the fourth stood look-out on the street.

"Two fences were open and there was just a tarp hanging in front of it. So it wasn't really any effort on our part. We just kind of walked in," said Andrew Rossig, one of the men.

Rossig's attorney says investigators seized a helmet-camera video of the men jumping off the building.

"One by one they jump off and you can see as they go down they deploy their parachutes in a very controlled manner, fly down to a secluded spot on the highway, Westside Highway where there's no cars. Done 3 o'clock in the morning," said Tim Parlatore, an attorney for Rossig.

Police say at the time, one of the men was a construction worker at the World Trade Center.

The charges come after another recent security breach in which the 16-year-old boy seen in the photo shown above managed to sneak into the building and take an elevator to the top.

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