Thursday, 11 August 2016

Police arrests Trump Tower climber after 3hrs

The man that scaled the Trump Tower, the New York home and campaign headquarters of the Republican nominee for US president, Donald Trump was captured by the police after three hours. He was captured through an open window.

Live television footage showed uniformed New York police officers reaching out and grabbing the young man with curly auburn hair, dressed in grey shorts, an olive T-shirt and white cap some three hours after he started his ascent using five suction cups.

The 20-year-old Virginia man wanted to meet Trump, police said, without providing his name.

He had been edging his way up the side of the building gingerly, sometimes with his feet dangling precariously as he gripped the suction cups on a hot and steamy afternoon.

The climber wanted a face-to-face meeting with Trump, as explained in an anonymous YouTube video, Morris said.

"At no time did he express that he wanted to hurt anybody. His sole intention was to meet with Mr Trump."

In the video, titled "Message to Mr Trump (why I climbed your tower)," a young man dressed in a black hoodie with his face partially obscured exhorted Americans to vote for the Republican in November.

"The reason I climbed your tower was to get your attention," the man said, addressing the White House candidate and identifying himself as "an independent researcher."

"As for anyone else who’s watching, please help make this video go viral so that it gets to Mr Trump and be sure to get out and vote for Mr Trump in the 2016 election," he added.

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