Who Is Climbing Trump Tower?

CBS2’s Valerie Castro reports.

TRAFFIC IS SNARLED.
TOUGH ENOUGH GETTING AROUND
TOWN ON A REGULAR RUSH HOUR.
AND NOW WE HAVE THIS.
IT LOOKS LIKE HE HAS DONE
THIS BEFORE, OBVIOUSLY, THIS
CONTRAPTION, WE'RE CALLING IT
SUCTION CUPS.
WE DON'T KNOW THE EXACT NAME
OF IT RIGHT NOW.
BUT HE HAS BEEN DOING IT, HE
HAS BEEN AT IT.
HE HAS THE HARNESS ON AND, YOU
KNOW, AGAIN WE'RE JUST WAITING
TO SEE WHY HE IS DOING THIS
AND HOW HE EVEN GOT THIS FAR.
HOPING FOR THE BEST.
IT'S THE KIND OF THING WOULD
YOU WEAR FOR SOMETHING LIKE
THIS LIKE IT WAS WELL PLANNED
OUT OR AT LEAST THOUGHT OUT.
THIS IS WHAT HE WANTED TO DO
AND HERE HE IS.
IT'S A MIXED USE SKYSCRAPER
IN MIDTOWN.
JUST CHECKING, TOO, DONALD
TRUMP'S TWITTER SEEING IF
ANYONE NOTIFIED HIM ABOUT
THIS.
HE HASN'T TWEETED ANYTHING
ABOUT IT.
WE DON'T KNOW, YOU KNOW, WHAT
HIS REACTION IS GOING TO BE TO
THIS.
ONCE AGAIN, HE HAS — [
OVERLAPPING SPEAKERS ]
WE'RE WONDERING IF THIS MAN
IS WORKING WITH THEM AND WILL
IN FACT GO TO THEM.
MAYBE HE IS STUCK BECAUSE HE
IS NOT REALLY MAKING MUCH MORE
PROGRESS AND OBVIOUSLY THEY
ARE NOT GOING TO LET HIM GET
MUCH FURTHER UP AT THIS TIME.
WANT TO SEE IF WE CAN CHECK
BACK IN WITH VALERIE CASTRO.
CAN YOU HEAR ME?
WHAT HAVE YOU GOT?
Reporter: HI.
I CAN HEAR YOU.
ACTUALLY, WE HAVE A LOT OF
SPECTATORS DOWN HERE AS YOU
CAN IMAGINE.
EVERYONE HAS STOPPED TO TAKE A
LOOK AND SEE WHAT'S GOING ON.
THIS IS MAX.
HE WORKS IN THE AREA.
MAX, WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF ALL
THIS?
I DON'T KNOW.
IT'S KIND OF CRAZY, RIGHT?
YOU COULD SEE ANYTHING JUST
GOING FOR A COFFEE IN NEW YORK
CITY.
UM, I HEARD SOMEONE WAS
CLIMBING UP USING SUCTION CUPS
AND I'M NOT SURE WHY.
MAYBE HE THOUGHT TRUMP WAS IN
TOWN AND HE WANTED TO TALK TO
HIM.
WHO KNOWS.
Reporter: WHAT DO YOU THINK
WHEN YOU SEE ALL THE PEOPLE
WHO STOPPED TO LOOK AND WONDER
WHAT'S GOING ON?
I THINK PEOPLE SEE TRUMP'S
NAME AND, YOU KNOW, THEY WANT
TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON AND
THEY ARE IN NEW YORK AND SOME
PEOPLE THOUGHT THE CELEBRITY
SIGHTING MIGHT BE IN STORE BUT
WHO KNOWS?
Reporter: YOU'RE A NEW
YORKER?
ISM.
BORN AND RAISED.
Reporter: SO TO YOU IS THIS
WE ARE, OUT OF THE ORDINARY?
WELL, I GUESS THE TIMING,
GIVEN THAT YOU KNOW, HE JUST
TALKED ABOUT THE SECOND
AMENDMENT YESTERDAY AND TO
HAVE SOMEBODY CLIMBING UP TO
VISIT HIM THAT'S KIND OF WEIRD
BUT OTHERWISE, NO.
JUST A REGULAR DAY HERE, I
GUESS.
Reporter: OKAY.
ALL RIGHT.
MAX, THANK YOU.
BACK OUT HERE LIVE IN MIDTOWN,
AGAIN WE WANT TO SHOW YOU THE
POLICE PRESENCE HERE ON THE
GROUND.
FIFTH AVENUE SOUTHBOUND STILL
SHUT DOWN AT 56th, TRAFFIC IS
ALLOWED TO TURN SOUTHBOUND ON
FIFTH AVENUE FROM 56th.
YOU CAN ALL THE POLICE
VEHICLES, THERE ARE SEVERAL
AMBULANCES DOWN IN THAT AREA.
AGAIN, A LOT OF SPECTATORS
HERE A LOT OF POLICE
SURROUNDING THE BASE OF TRUMP
TOWER.
WE SAW A FEW PEOPLE COME OUT
ON ONE OF THE CORNER TERRACES
FROM TRUMP TOWER APPEARING TO
TRY AND GET A LOOK FROM THEIR
VANTAGE POINT AS WELL BUT
AGAIN, POLICE HOLDING THIS
AREA VERY SECURE UNTIL THEY
CAN GET THIS PERSON DOWN AND,
OF COURSE, FIGURE OUT EXACTLY
WHY HE IS CLIMBING UP THE
TOWER.
BACK TO YOU.
DO YOU GET A SENSE OF
PEOPLE BEING FRUSTRATED,
BEMUSED, CURIOUS?
ANNOYED?
HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING DOWN
THERE?
Reporter: FROM THIS VANTAGE
POINT IT'S REALLY HARD TO SEE
THE MAN CLIMBING SO A LOT OF
THESE PEOPLE AREN'T SURE WHAT
THEY'RE STOPPING TO TAKE A
LOOK AT.
THEY JUST AROUND AND SEE
EVERYONE LOOKING UP, MANY OF
THEM NOT SURE WHAT THEY'RE
LOOKING AT UNTIL WE HAVE TOLD
THEM THERE'S A MAN CLIMBING
TRUMP TOWER.
MANY WANT TO KNOW IF HE IS
HOME.
ONE PERSON ASKED ME IF IT WAS
TRUMP CLIMBING THE TOWER.
[ LAUGHTER ]

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