Two CNN employees were busted Tuesday afternoon while trying to sneak onto the World Trade Center site.
The New York Post reports that Connor Boals, 26, and Yon Pomrenze, 35, were nabbed at the gate to Ground Zero at Vesey and Washington streets, law-enforcement sources said.
“They were trying to prove a point. I guess they thought anybody could get in,” one source said.
Both were charged with trespassing, obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct.
Thrill-seeking daredevils have repeatedly breached security at the world’s top terror target. Last week, a New Jersey teen was busted after climbing onto the Freedom Tower’s iconic spire, and on Monday, three men — including a former ironworker at the site — were charged with parachuting from the building in September.
Boals’ LinkedIn profile says he graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2010 and has worked as a CNN producer since January.
Pomrenze’s LinkedIn profile says that he’s worked as a New York-based CNN producer since March 2012 after earlier working for NBC News in New York and Moscow.
CNN said the men weren’t at the site on orders from the cable network.
“We were just made aware of this and are actively looking into it,” a CNN spokesperson added.