Four men have been arrested in New York over a parachute jump off the One World Trade Centre tower which was once filmed and uploaded to YouTube.Three had been accused of jumping from the 541m (1,776ft) tower, which overlooks the Ground Zero website of the 9/11 terrorist assaults. A fourth used to be their associate on street level.

Videos are confirmed three extreme thrill-seekers assembled at the top of the tower with helmet cameras and parachutes. One after the other they then jump off the part, gliding down to the nearly-abandoned roads under and making their escape on foot.

Police say the incident, which happened at 3 am on 30 September last year, concerned these jumping striking their personal lives and the lives of others in threat.

The 4 men arrested became themselves in at a New York police station after officers searched their houses last month. They have been recognized as avid Base jumping enthusiast Andrew Rossig, 33, former One World Exchange Centre building contractor James Brady, 32, skydiving trainer Marko Markovich, 27, and their alleged associate Kyle Hartwell, 29.

The video posted to YouTube appeared to convey three males jumping off the One World Trade Center tower with parachutes“It used to be very exhilarating,” Mr Rossig stated on Monday, as he and co-defendant Mr Brady have been on their method to surrender to police.

“It’s a fair amount of freefall time,” he added. “You really get to experience the view of the city and see it from a totally different viewpoint.”


It wasn’t instantly clear how investigators tracked down the 4 who stand accused, as these in the video footage wore masks whereas filming the jump at night time and posted it on-line anonymously.


They now face severe charges of criminal housebreaking, accused of breaking into the heavily guarded constructing in order to commit a further crime – since 2008, it has been unlawful to base jump from any New York building taller than 50 ft (15m).