Man dangles from Chicago's Trump Tower for more than 13 hours
Chicago, Illinois - A man suspended himself from the 98-story Trump Tower building for hours, demanding to talk to Donald Trump.
The self-described "member of Black Lives Matter" also brandished a knifea and threatened to cut the rope if Trump did not speak to him.
"I don't want to die. If someone will try to pull this rope, I will jump and die," he said in the clip. "Mr Trump, if you think I am crazy, I am not crazy."
Negotiations with the activist continued
SWAT negotiators were sent to the scene and negotiations took several hours. CBS reporter Steven Graves updated his followers throughout: "3 AM – Multiple negotiation tactics, but none have seemed to work. He seems settled in. Light rain expected soon," he tweeted.
After more than 13 hours, the Chicago police eventually announced that they had "resolved" the standoff at Trump Tower "peacefully".
This was not the first time that someone planned on climbing a Trump Tower. As early as 2016, a young man tried to scale the glass facade of the New York building using suction cups.
He only made it to the 21st floor, where NYPD cops were able to grab him through a window.
Cover photo: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP/dpa