The teen then climbed the stairs to the 104th floor, where the New York Post says he passed a sleeping guard, went out to the roof and made his way up to the antenna.
A New Jersey teenager who slipped undetected into the World Trade Center and made his way to the top of the tower will be assessed in a program for youthful offenders. Brynn Gingras reports
Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 Updated at 7:35 PM EDT
A New Jersey teenager who slipped undetected into the World Trade Center and made his way to the top of the tower will be assessed in a program for youthful offenders.
A judge on Wednesday ordered Justin Casquejo, 16, to return to court April 30.
According to court papers, Casquejo said he crawled through a hole in the fence at the trade center site early on a Sunday morning last month, then got on an elevator and went to the 88th floor.
Casquejo was caught when he came down about two hours later. He was arrested and charged with misdemeanor trespassing.
He and his lawyer declined comment outside court.
The company overseeing construction, leasing and management of the 104-story tower said in a statement that it has "undertaken a top-to-bottom review of our security at One World Trade Center."
Casquejo later tweeted a semi-apology, saying: "I seriously apologize to anyone who may have been insulted or felt disrespected by my actions. It was not my intention to do so."