Police Remove Trump Tower Climber on 21 st Floor

New York( AP) — The Latest on a guy who tried to scale the figurehead of Trump Tower in New York City use suction bowls( all times neighbourhood ):

8: 15 p.m.

Police say a guy who clambered partway up the facade of Trump Tower in New York City had posted a video online saying he did it because he craved “a private audience” with Republican presidential campaigner Donald Trump.

In the video, the unidentified 20 -year-old Virginia man says he’s “an independent researcher” who wants to “discuss an important matter” with Trump.

The climber was attracted into an open window on the 58 -story building’s 21 st floor Wednesday evening three hours into the stunt. Police say he was taken to a infirmary to be psychologically evaluated.

The tower is headquarters to Trump’s presidential campaign and his business territory. Trump too lives there but wasn’t inside at the time.


6: 45 p.m.

Police have removed a serviceman from the facade of the 58 -story Trump Tower in New York City.

Special operations patrolmen could be seen grabbing the unidentified climber into an opened space on the building’s 21 st flooring Wednesday evening.

After he was carried into the window spectators collected on the street below the Fifth Avenue tower cheered.

Police say he’s now in custody.

Pedestrians watch as a climber ascends Trump Tower on Aug. 10.
Photographer: Victor J. Blue/ Bloomberg

Witnesses say the man started clambering Donald Trump’s namesake skyscraper at about 4 p. m. He was wearing a knapsack and used suction goblets, lines and a harness to gradually climb the building from an outdoor terrace just a few storeys up.

The tower is headquarters to the Republican presidential nominee’s safarus and his business empire. He likewise lives there.

Trump was not in the building.


5: 15 p.m.

A man is scaling the all-glass facade of Trump Tower in New York City expending suction cups.

The climber has a backpack and appears to be using tethers and a harness to fasten himself to the side of the 58 -story Manhattan skyscraper. He was various narrations up and still clambering Wednesday evening.

Police officers smashed spaces and burst through a ventilation pipe in an attempt to blockage his progress. Detectives are lowering themselves toward him use a window washer’s platform.

The tower is headquarters to Donald Trump’s Republican presidential campaign and his business territory. Trump too lives there.

A Trump campaign spokeswoman hasn’t responded to a request for comment.

Terraces and other parts of the building are public during the day.

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