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World Trade Center security official resigns amid lapses

World Trade Center security official resigns amid lapses

Parachute jumpers, a 16-year-old daredevil and a sleeping security guard have made the site of the nation's tallest building -- and the nation's worst terrorist attack -- look dangerously easy to breach. On Friday, the security chief for New York City's World Trade Center complex resigned, his company's spokesman confirmed in an email to the Los Angeles Times. David Velazquez had been working since last August as assistant security director for the real estate firm Durst Organization. Velazquez and the company took over security of the World Trade Center in January, said Jordan Barowitz, the director of external affairs at Durst. Velazquez is still with the...

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