Man Scales Trump Tower in New York City

He was apprehended on the 21st floor by police who broke windows and grabbed him.
1:55 | 08/10/16

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Several breaking stories on the campaign trail and a bizarre scene playing out right here in New York City late today. But drama playing out right there are trump tower in midtown Manhattan you can see a climber. Scaling the 58 story tower using suction cups to get out you can see police have removed a window at the 21 floor. Pulling him in as bystanders and pedestrians were watching the whole thing unfold from down below on Fifth Avenue. ABC's to you we need is leads us off from the scene tonight T a good evening. David good evening to you police say he's clearly a stock man but even with his capture. We still don't know what he was doing climbing this building all the way up to the twenty turf war. Take a look at some of the city. Tonight mystery over why this man climbed trump tower social media showing him starting around 4 PM. These photos taken from inside the tower as he makes is a cent. Wearing a backpack and using giant suction cups he scaled the building from floor to floor avoiding capture this. The guy climbing it's. He's in a police seized seven mattresses. It's winnable but that it be possible action he made it up to the sixteenth floor police breaking a window to try to reach them. And watch you can see him speaking with cops with no apparent intent on giving up nobody clear on what he planned to do. That's a very tense moments there was so many people watching this play out geo and there was word that he might have been carrying some form of a pamphlets. That's like they said that he was carrying some leaflets and some more police sources actually solve those leaflets and they said. You know what they were just about self promotion. They don't believe. Donald Trump was never in danger of course he wasn't here in this building he was down campaigning in Florida but they don't believe that trump was never in danger here they don't believe anyone was in danger they just wanted to get in denouncing so many New Yorkers and tourists watching him holding through that window on the 21 floor GO thank you.

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