The Wall Street Journal: Police finally stop climber trying to scale Trump Tower

New York City authorities on Wednesday pulled a man off Trump Tower as he attempted to scale the 58-story building while hundreds of onlookers watched.

The incident, which began around 3:40 p.m., led authorities to shut down East 56th Street between Madison and Fifth avenues.

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The man used a combination of blue suction cups and yellow straps to climb the side of Trump Tower above an outdoor terrace. Police waited at the floor of the terrace.

Around 4:30 p.m.

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