Police grab man climbing Trump Tower in dramatic end to standoff
No, this isn't Mission Impossible — a man equipped with suction cups attempted to scale the Trump Tower in Manhattan on Wednesday before police yanked him to safety through a window more than two hours later.
The man was first spotted around 4 p.m. ET Wednesday at Trump Tower on 56th street, CBS reported.
The New York Daily News reported that the man who attempted the climb is Stephen Rogata, of Virginia, citing police sources. The same man allegedly posted a YouTube videoon Wednesday explaining his reasons for attempting the climb.
Live footage from the scene showed a man with long hair wearing shorts, a green T-shirt, and a backpack perched on the side of the building.
"He's gotta be getting tired," said a CBS broadcaster as the man passed the 10th floor. The tower is 58 stories.
Police officers were waiting for the man a few floors above him. He was apprehended midway through his climb, somewhere around the 23rd floor: