NEW YORK —Police have removed a man from the facade of the 58-story Trump Tower in New York City.
Special operations officers could be seen grabbing the unidentified climber into an opened window on the building’s 21st floor Wednesday evening.
After he was hauled into the window onlookers gathered on the streets below the Fifth Avenue tower cheered. Police say he’s now in custody.
Witnesses say the man started climbing Donald Trump’s namesake skyscraper at about 4 p.m. ET. He was wearing a backpack and used suction cups, ropes and a harness to slowly climb the building from an outdoor terrace just a few floors up.
Twitter users posted photos and videos of a man who started scaling Trump Tower in Manhattan Wednesday afternoon.
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It’s not the first time a daredevil has taken to climbing a skyscraper in New York City. In 1977, George Willig scaled 2 World Trade Center, one of the 110-story Twin Towers.
As recently as 2008, the New York Times building was scaled by three different men over a few days in June 2008.