NEW YORK — Police have captured the man who used suction cups to scale the 58-story Trump Tower in midtown Wednesday afternoon.
The climber was pulled through a window nearly three hours after the ordeal began.
Police arrived on the scene around 4 p.m. as the climber made his way up the glass facade on the south side of the building equipped with a contraption involving ropes and suction cups.
Emergency Service workers and NYPD officers have broken a window near the man and are lowering a window washer scaffolding in an attempt to reach him. The man has reportedly been carrying on a conversation with rescuers as they attempt to find out his intentions. Officers have also set up an airbag at the base of the building.
Trump Tower is located at East 56th Street. The street in front the building as been completely closed off as hundreds of spectators gathered to watch the climber.
The Trump campaign has not issued a statement on the climber.
According to WPIX, sources say the man scaling the building is Stephen Rogata from Virginia, but his identity has not been officially confirmed.