An unidentified man climbs Trump Tower with suction cups as emergency personnel stand nearby.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 4:58 PM
A backpack-wearing daredevil used suction cups to scale the glass facade of Trump Tower Wednesday afternoon, as police and onlookers watched from below.
The man, who appears to be in his 20s, is believed to have started climbing the facade from a fifth-floor terrace about 4 p.m.
Astonished onlookers posted video of the man’s ascent to Twitter.
“There is a man scaling Trump Towers with cops watching,” Jason Chu, using the handle @JasonC1219, tweeted.
In another tweet, Chu writes that the climber was carrying a notebook and tried to show it to people in the building, but dropped it as he climbed.
In a video posted by @StevOLucci,” a woman can be heard asking, “What happens if it starts raining again?”
A man responds, to laughter, “He’s gonna slide off!”
A motive for the man’s ascent is not yet known.
The NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit was responding to the building as he continued his climb.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.