Drone slams into building in World Trade Center complex


A drone struck a skyscraper in the World Trade Center complex and became lodged on the building’s facade Monday afternoon, landing the operator in custody, law-enforcement sources told The Post.

The gizmo crashed into 7 World Trade Center around 5 p.m. and ended up wedged between window panels outside the third floor of the 52-story Lower Manhattan building, sources said.

Workers attempted to remove it Monday afternoon.

The drone’s pilot, who is from Texas, was taken into custody by the Port Authority Police Department, sources said.

view of One World Trade Center BuildingThe drone was wedged between window panels outside the third floor.Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock

The operator’s identity was not immediately released, and no charges were announced.

No injuries were reported as a result of the impact.

The new 7 World Trade Center was completed in 2006, after its predecessor was damaged beyond repair in the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Parts of the Oculus, left, One World Trade Center, center, and 7 World Trade Center are seenA drone crashed into 7 World Trade Center.AP Photo/Kathy Willens