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Tourist gets locked inside historic New York City fortress

July 27, 2018 - 7:19 AM

NEW YORK - Talk about a tourist trap!

A woman visiting New York City says she got locked inside a historic fortress and prison and was stuck for about an hour because a guard didn't have a key.

Shakira Stover tells the New York Post she was walking around Castle Williams on Governors Island on Wednesday when the doors were closed and padlocked.

The 35-year-old American living in Spain says she screamed for help and got the attention of a pair of British tourists, who summoned a guard.

Stover says the guard didn't have a key and had to get a park ranger to punch in the padlock code.

The fortress was built in 1811 to protect New York Harbor from the British. It was a military prison until 1965.

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