NY Sen. Schumer asks feds to review WTC security

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Associated Press

Posted on March 30, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Updated Sunday, Mar 30 at 5:03 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is asking federal officials to review security at the World Trade Center site after authorities said a series of daredevils sneaked into its signature skyscraper.

Schumer said Sunday he wants the Department of Homeland Security to test surveillance equipment at the site, survey the perimeter for possible points of illegal entry and check how security guards are performing.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey owns the site. Representatives didn't immediately return a call Sunday.

In the last two weeks, a New Jersey teenager was charged with climbing to the top of the 1,776-foot spire of 1 World Trade Center, the nation's tallest skyscraper. And three skydiving enthusiasts turned themselves in to face charges stemming from a jump off the building in September.

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