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Trespassing arrest made near Area 51

Arrest happened at Nevada National Security Site
Posted at 9:30 PM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 00:30:37-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — On Sept. 10 two foreign nationals were arrested for trespassing at the Nevada National Security Site, close to Area 51.

Nye County Sheriffs responded to the site and found a car parked at a gate about 3 miles into the property.

Two men, identified as Govert Charles Wilhemus Jacob Sweep (21) and Ties Granzier (20), of the Netherlands have been arrested.

According to the police both men speak and read English and understand what the no trespassing signs said, however they wanted to look at the facility.

Granzier told the police he was a YouTube personality and police saw cameras and a drone inside their vehicle.

They are currently being held at the Nye County Detention Center.