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Man Climbs Trump Tower In New York City

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A man is apparently trying to scale the all-glass face of Trump Tower in New York City. A man is apparently trying to scale the all-glass face of Trump Tower in New York City.

A man scaled the all-glass face of Trump Tower in New York City on Wednesday.

Police officers smashed windows and broke through a ventilation duct in an attempt to block his progress. Officers also lowered themselves toward him using a window washer's platform.

He was eventually apprehended around the 20th floor after more than an hour of climbing.

The climber played a slow-motion cat-and-mouse game with officers, eluding them by methodically working his way across the facade and angled corners of the building.

He was speaking with officers through the holes cut in the side of the building. When would-be rescuers smashed a window above him, he ducked to avoid big shards of glass that fell.

Police deployed large, inflated crash pads at the scene but made no visible attempt to grab him as he passed their positions until the very end.

Twitter photos and video captured the person scaling the tower along the windows, CBS New York reported.

A police spokeswoman says officers responded to Donald Trump's namesake skyscraper on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan but had no further information.

The 58-story building is headquarters to the Republican presidential nominee's campaign. He also lives there.

A campaign spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Parts of the building, including the terraces, are open to the public during the day.

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