Man arrested at Trump Tower after telling Secret Service he's there to meet with Ivanka Trump

PHOTO: Ivanka Trump, daughter and of President Donald Trump, looks on before her father delivered a statement in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington, on June 14, 2017, after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in Alexandria, Va.PlayNicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images
WATCH Senator impostor tries to see Ivanka at Trump Tower: Police

A New York man clad in a bulletproof vest and bearing two small knives entered Trump Tower where he told Secret Service officers that he was a U.S. senator there to meet Ivanka Trump, police said.

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The man, whose name appears in records as Sixto Benitez Adames, was arrested after the Thursday afternoon incident, the New York Police Department said.

Benitez Adames, 52, of the Bronx, was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and faces charges of criminal possession of a weapon and possession of a forged instrument for his possession of a fake New York State identity card, police said.

In addition to the two knives, he was carrying a tied-off sock with a weight in it, police said.

He said he was a senator who came to the tower to talk to the president's daughter about her clothing line, police said. He also said he owned Trump Tower, police said.

PHOTO: People stand outside of Trump Tower during a press conference on Dec. 9, 2016 in New York. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
People stand outside of Trump Tower during a press conference on Dec. 9, 2016 in New York.

Ivanka Trump, who is in Europe traveling with the president, was not in the building.

It is unclear if Benitez Adames is represented by a lawyer who can comment on the charges against him.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

ABC News' Mark Crudele contributed to this report.