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NYPD Investigating New Images of Daredevil Who Climbed One World Trade Center in 2014 Atop More Buildings

"What do you mean when you say you can't do something?" reads one Instagram caption

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    Justin Casquejo in 2014

    The daredevil who pleaded guilty to scaling to the top of One World Trade Center as a teen in 2014 appears to be back at his high-wire act.

    Dozens of photos and videos posted in recent weeks to what appears to be Justin Casquejo's Instagram account shows the man, now 18, hanging off of buildings, cranes and rooftops across New York City.

    Some images show him apparently hanging from scaffolding for a high-rise being constructed near Central Park, while others show him standing atop a roof on the West Side, or gripping the metal beams of Coney Island's iconic Parachute Jump ride.

    "What do you mean when you say you can't do something?" reads one caption, which accompanies a photo of what appears to be Casquejo hanging off the side of the Time Warner Building in Columbus Circle.

    It's not clear whether the photos, which were first reported by the New York Post, are authentic. But the NYPD said detectives in Manhattan are looking into the photos.

    Casquejo's father declined to comment on the photos to NBC 4 New York. A neighbor said he was aware of the 18-year-old's stunts and had told him to stop, but that he didn't listen.

    Casquejo made headlines in 2014 when the Weehawken native sneaked by security at the World Trade Center site and made his way to the top of the building to post a similar death-defying image. 

    Shortly after being sentenced to community service in that incident, he was again arrested for trying to scale a building in New Jersey. His sentence for scaling the World Trade Center was subsequently increased to 3 years probation, but courts officials said the term was terminated early due to his compliance.

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