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Man attempts to scale New York's Trump Tower with suction cups

Police said they had no immediate information about the person’s identity or his motive for scaling the glass skyscraper.

A MAN HAS attempted scaling Trump Tower in New York using suction cups and prompting a police response outside the Manhattan headquarters of the Republican nominee for president.

“We are sending our units there to try to find out what’s going on,” a New York police spokesman told AFP.

Television footage broadcast by ABC News showed the shaggy-haired man dressed in shorts and a T-shirt, apparently using suction cups to mount his ascent.

A video clip and pictures posted on Twitter showed him climbing up the outside face of the tower as uniformed officers looked on.

PastedImage-71774 The man and his suction cups. Source: ABC7NY

Police said they had no immediate information about the person’s identity or his motive for scaling the glass skyscraper. They were alerted by the incident at around 3:40 pm (8.40pm here), the spokesman said.

New York billionaire and real estate developer Donald Trump lives in a marble triplex at the top of the 68-storey building, which is also the headquarters of his Trump Organization and election campaign.

The Republican nominee is outside the city today, holding a rally in Virginia with another event planned later in Florida.

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