Charges Pending Against Trump Tower Climber


DRIVE. ALEX, THANK YOU. STEVE FROM VIRGINIA, A SPOKESMAN FROM THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION CALLS WHAT HE DID RIDICULOUS AND DANGEROUS. HE SCALED TRUMP TOWER HOPING TO LAND A MEETING WITH DONALD TRUMP. JANELLE BURRELL HAS MORE FROM THE TOWER THIS MORNING. JANELLE. REPORTER: WELL, CHRIS, YOU HAVE TO WONNER IF THAT MAN, STEVE FROM VIRGINIA, REALIZED THAT DONALD TRUMP WASN’T EVEN HERE. TRUMP WAS ACTUALLY ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL IN VIRGINIA FOR PART OF THE DAY. BUT THAT MAN MANAGED TO MAKE IT UP 21 STORIES BEFORE POLICE INTERCEPTED. THE DARING CLIMBER CLAIMED HE WAS ON A MISSION TO SPEAK WITH DONALD TRUMP. BUT AFTER THE THREE-HOUR ORDEAL, THE ONLY MEETING HE GOT WAS ONE WITH POLICE. I REACHED OUT, I TOOK HOLD OF HIS HAND, AND I SAID, SIR, YOU NEED TO COME WITH ME. REPORTER: THE SPECTACLE BEGINNING AROUND 3:30 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON GRIPPING TENSE MOMENTS, HUNDREDS WATCHING BELOW FROM THE GROUND AS THE 19- YEAR-OLD METHODICALLY SCALED TRUMP TOWER. HE BEGAN HIS ASCENT A FEW STORIES UP FROM THIS OUTDOOR TERRACE USING SUCTION CUPS TO CONTINUE INCHING HIS WAY UP. IN THIS VIDEO TAKEN FROM INSIDE THE TOWER, YOU CAN ACTUALLY HEAR THE SOUND OF THE POWERFUL SUCTIONS AS THEY ATTACHED TO THE GLASS. ZING HE’S PROBABLY A NUT JOB TRYING TO GET TO THE TOP. REPORTER: POLICE TRYING TO CORNER HIM, CUTTING OPEN WIIS. OTHERS LOWERED IN LARGE BUCKETS TO SURROUND HIM, ATTEMPTING TO REASON WITH HIM UNSUCCESSFULLY. SO WHAT WAS HIS MOTIVE? WELL, HE POSTED THIS VIDEO ON YOUTUBE EARLIER THIS WEEK DIRECTED TO DONALD TRUMP. THE REASON I CLIMBED YOUR TOWER WAS TO GET YOUR ATTENTION. IF I HAD SOUGHT THIS VIA CONVENTIONAL MEANS, I WOULD BE MUCH LESS LIKELY TO HAVE SUCCESS. REPORTER: IT FINALLY TOOK THE NYPD REMOVING A LARGE WINDOW PANE WHERE THEY WERE ABLE TO GRAB HIM FROM THE 21st FLOOR AND DRAG HIM INSIDE TO SAFETY. HE’S GOING TO BE PSYCHOLOGICALLY EVALUATED AN HE’S GOING TO BE PLACED UNDER ARREST. WE’RE WORKING WITH THE MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE TO DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE CHARGES. REPORTER: AND THAT MAN REMAINS IN BELLEVUE HOSPITAL THIS MORNING. CHARGES AGAINST HIM ARE

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