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World Trade Center climber arrested at another high-rise

FILE- In this April 2, 2014 file photo, Justin Casquejo passes through security at a courthouse in New York. Authorities say the young daredevil who climbed the World Trade Center's centerpiece tower in 2014 has been arrested on top of another Manhattan high-rise, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
June 02, 2017 - 1:33 PM

NEW YORK - Authorities say a young daredevil who climbed the World Trade Center's centerpiece tower in 2014 has been arrested on top of another Manhattan high-rise.

Police say 19-year-old Justin Casquejo (kahs-KAY'-hoh) of Weehawken, New Jersey, was arrested Thursday night at the Paramount Tower apartment building on East 39th Street.

Casquejo was accused of accessing the roof without permission and hanging off a ledge. He was awaiting a court appearance Friday.

Casquejo also was arrested in December after videos posted on social media showed him dangling from buildings and scaffolding near Central Park.

His attorney, Jeremy Saland (suh'-LAND'), says they look forward to addressing the charges in court after reviewing the allegations.

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