Chicago Trump Tower.
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A man hung himself on a rope in the Chicago Trump Tower with the objective of speaking with the president of the United States.
Videos on social media show subject hanging from what would be a 16th floor balcony. Police and other emergency services arrived on the scene to attend to the situation.
Situation at the Chicago Trump tower. Man dangling on rope off balcony. Unknown intentions. Police / Fire rescue on scene.
– Evelio Cuba (@ ecuba101) October 18, 2020
According to the Chicago Scanner, the man holds a knife in his hand and threatened to cut the rope if he couldn’t talk to Trump, who was in Las Vegas this Sunday.
BREAKING: Man currently scaling Trump Tower in Chicago, demanding to speak with President pic.twitter.com/XIooD3xwoD
– Breaking News Global (@BreakingNAlerts) October 18, 2020
The incident occurs one day after the Steelworkers Union project the Biden-Harris campaign logo onto the building.
– The Hill (@thehill) October 18, 2020
For now there is no solution to the conflict. A negotiator arrived on the scene around 6:00 pm local time.