Trump Tower climber arrested after two-hours scaling (VIDEO)
- 11.08.2016, 17:57,
- VIDEO » CURIOSITIES
Large crowds gathered outside the building along Fifth Avenue as a young man was trying to get on top of the building, using only rope and suction cups.
The 58-storey skyscraper is the headquarters of the US presidential campaign of Republican nominee Donald Trump who also lives in the building but was not in New York at the moment.
In order to stop the despaired climber, workers removed windows from the glass-faced skyscraper so he couldn’t go higher. Police officers eventually grabbed the man as he reached the 21st floor and pulled him inside the building.
The climber was described as a 20-year-old man from Virginia who wanted to meet Mr Trump. After the incident the man was taken to Bellevue Hospital to be psychologically evaluated, police said."This man performed a ridiculous and dangerous stunt. I'm 100% certain the NYPD had better things to do,"
said Michael Cohen, executive vice-president of the Trump Organization.
Earlier this week a man posted a video on YouTube in which he revealed intention to meet with Donald Trump. Describing himself as an "independent researcher" he said he needs to deliver "important message" to Republican nominee.