LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in rural Nevada say two men from the Netherlands who said they wanted video of Area 51 were arrested on charges they trespassed into a secure U.S. government reservation formerly used for nuclear weapons tests.
Nye County Sheriff's Capt. David Boruchowitz (buh-ROOK'-uh-witz) said Thursday that 21-year-old Govert Charles Wilhelmus Jacob Savage and 20-year-old Ties (TEES') Granzier told deputies they were collecting video for internet posts.
Their arrests on Tuesday came after they were found in a car at a gate inside the Nevada National Security Site near Mercury, Nevada.
That's a one-hour drive northwest of Las Vegas and at least 20 miles (32.2 kilometers) from Area 51, the once top-secret Air Force test area near where internet-inspired events are planned next week in the tiny towns of Rachel and Hiko (HI'-koh).