CNN Producers Arrested For Trespassing at World Trade Center Site


By Chris Ariens Comment

CNNProducersTwo CNN producers were arrested for repeatedly trying to sneak into an enclosed area of the World Trade Center site today — apparently trying to test security at the site.

Port Authority police say Yon Pomrenze, 35, and Connor Fieldman Boals, 26, first attempted to pass through a main gate. Officers then saw Boals twice try to climb a fence on the northern edge of the site, near the PATH train station. The men, police say, then tried to push their way through a gate at which point they were arrested. Police confiscated a GoPro camera and a video camera on a tripod and arrested the men for criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

A CNN spokesperson tells the NYPost the two “were not asked to sneak onto the World Trade Center site.”

The arrests follow two security breaches at the site. Early Sunday, a New Jersey teenager made his way into One World Trade Center, and yesterday four men turned themselves in after taking part in a base-jumping stunt from the 1,776-foot tower back in September.

Pomrenze has been with CNN for two years, and before that spent 7 years at NBC News. Boals has been with CNN since January. Before that he produced videos for Now This News.