Man Dangling From Trump Tower For More Than 13 Hours Demands To Speak To Trump, Threatens To Cut His Rope

Chicago Sun-Times reports, a man was taken into custody by the police for hanging off the side of Trump Tower from a rope.

The man, dangling for more than 13 hours demanded to speak with President Donald Trump.

The man was threatening to kill himself.

Chicago police said negotiators spent hours convincing the man to come to his senses.

Police reported no injuries and that the situation was “resolved peacefully.”

From Chicago Sun-Times:

The man, who is in his 20s, began dangling from the tower’s 16th-floor balcony about 5:30 p.m., asking to speak to the president and trying to get his message to the media, according to Chicago Police spokesman Tom Ahern. Police officers at the scene said they believe the man used a climbing harness.

Police blocked off traffic on Upper Wacker around Trump Tower, which overlooks the Chicago River at 401 N. Wabash Ave. A crowd of onlookers gathered across from the tower, some wondering if it was part of a stunt for the upcoming Batman movie, which has been shooting in the city recently.