Man scaling Trump Tower in New York City pulled inside by police

By REUTERS
August 11, 2016 02:32

 
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NEW YORK - A man who scaled the Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday for more than two hours using what looked like suction cups and a climbing harness was pulled inside through a window by police who had tried to coax him into the building throughout the escapade.

The 58-story tower on Fifth Avenue is headquarters for the election campaign of Donald Trump, the U.S. Republican presidential nominee.

As the man, who wore a backpack, climbed the tower's glass exterior police removed large window panels above him and several officers, some wearing helmets, stood at the windows. The climber shifted his route several times in what appeared to be an attempt to get around the police.

Police had closed several streets near the building in one of the city's busiest areas. They also put an inflatable landing pad on East 56th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues.

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