World Trade Center Guard Caught Sleeping

The guard, who was photographed asleep on duty, says he is now fired and also admits he is half blind.
3:00 | 03/27/14

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We begin with yet another security concern at what is supposed to be one of the most secure buildings in the country. This morning, this photo surfacing of another security guard appearing there to be fast asleep at the world trade center in Manhattan just days after a shocking security breach there. ABC's Rebecca Jarvis is here with those details. Rebecca, good morning. Reporter: Unbelievable, Amy. Good morning, the guard in that picture admits he is half blind and yet he was the only one manning the security desk on the ground floor inside what is arguably the number one terrorist target in New York. The photo in this morning's "New York post" was reportedly taken this Saturday. Just three days before a group of B.A.S.E. Jumpers surrendered for doing this. A security breach last September in which the men snuck into the building overnight leaping from a dizzying 1776 feet. We can't believe we just got into the most heavily secured building. Reporter: And just over a week ago, this 16-year-old was arrested after breaking into the building and climbing all the way up to the building's antenna sneaking by a sleeping security guard who was fired immediately. The guard in this photo says he too is now fired and while he still denies sleeping on the job he did tell "The post" he has a nerve condition that left him nearly blind. He admits he was surprised to be put in security at such a sensitive location saying in part, that post was so hard to cover for. It was very, very stressful. I could barely see half of the lobby." Despite the recent breaches there have been no visible security changes at the trade center site and, by the way, Amy, that guard caught sleeping he was reportedly named security officer of the year last year.

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