Knight Center
Knight Center


Two CNN journalists arrested for trying to break into NYC’s One World Trade Center

Yon Pomrenze (left) and Connor Fieldman Boals. Image: Port Authority of New York.

Two CNN journalists reporting on a series of recent break-ins into New York City’s yet-to-be-inaugurated One World Trade Center were arrested on Tuesday after trying to sneak into the building, The Washington Post reported.

Producers Yon Pomrenze, 35, and Connor Fieldman Boals, 26, took two cameras during the afternoon and first tried to go in through the building’s main entrance, which is still under construction. They later tried to enter by jumping over a fence around the building and finally through an electric door before they were detained by the police.

Pomrenze and Boals were charged with criminal trespass, obstructing a government administration and disorderly conduct, the Post said.

CNN confirmed the journalists were working on a report on the building’s recent security violations but stated they did not asked them to enter without authorization, Reuters reported. 

The One World Trade Center was built on the site of the Twin Towers and has been the target of a series of late-night trespasses. A 16-year-old teenager was arrested earlier this month after breaking in through a hole in a fence and taking pictures from the top of the building. Four other men were arrested this week after breaking in last year and parachuting from the top.


Subscribe to our weekly newsletter "Journalism in the Americas"

Boletim Semanal (Português)
Boletín Semanal (Español)
Weekly Newsletter (English)
Marketing by ActiveCampaign