A 20 year-old man was captured in a video clip and later arrested by police as he was climbing the Trump’s Tower yesterday.
The Virginia man was scaling Midtown Manhattan with suction cups and straps. The police managed to pull him in through the window at 21st floor.
Forensic reports indicate that, the 20 year old wanted to meet the Republican nominee Donald Trump personally.
The Republican presidential candidate responded via Twitter late Wednesday, writing, “Great job today by the NYPD in protecting the people and saving the climber.”
Police and the fire department responded to the scene and could be seen removing vents and breaking holes in windows of the building. Rescuers also deployed airbags in case the climber were to fall.
The man appeared to change his path at one point, shimmying sideways to avoid holes that police sawed into ventilation grates, where officers were leaning out. At one point he appeared to be talking to officers through a hole that cops had punched through a window.
NYPD Emergency Services officers had been trying to “safely isolate” the climber while talking to him, an NYPD official said, by making it difficult for him to continue climbing.
The stunt lasted for three hours.
“This man performed a ridiculous and dangerous stunt,” Michael Cohen, an executive at the Trump Organization, said in a statement. “I’m 100 percent certain the NYPD had better things to do.”