This person took “I need to talk to you” to the next level!
A Chicago man is in custody after he was spotted dangling outside of the Trump Tower yesterday (October 19) with a rope. The Chicago-Sun Times reports the unidentified man, who is in his 20’s, used a climbing harness to get on the building and demanded to speak with President Donald Trump. The man threatened to kill himself if he didn’t.
The man was hanging from the tower’s 16th-floor balcony at about 5:30 p.m. It took authorities nearly 13 hours to safety de-escalate, which happened around 7:00 a.m. Police arrived on the scene and a SWAT team negotiator safely got the man down.
Approaching 13hrs of negotiations. De-escalation efforts continue…
— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) October 19, 2020
People thought it was a stunt for the upcoming Batman movie, which has been shooting scenes in the area, but no, this was just another wild thing that happened in 2020.
Take a look: