Four arrested for BASE jumping from One World Trade Center
New York area men BASE jumped off the 105-story One World Trade Center in September and posted the video of their jump to YouTube. Four were arrested Monday in connection with the jump.
Four people were arrested Monday in New York for BASE jumping more than 1,300 feet from atop the One World Trade Center tower in September.
James Brady, Kyle Hartwell, Marko Markovich and Andrew Rossig were each charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree reckless endangerment and jumping from a structure — the first a class-D felony and the latter two class-A misdemeanors. James Brady was a construction worker at the World Trade Center at the time of the jump.
“These men violated the law and placed themselves, as well as others, in danger,” said New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton in a statement. “These arrests should send a message to anyone thinking about misusing a landmark this way.”
“Being a thrill-seeker does not give immunity from the law,” Bratton added.
The term BASE is an acronym standing for the four structures jumpers can leap from: buildings, antennas, spans and Earth.