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Man threatens to jump from Trump Tower Chicago ‘unless allowed to speak with President Trump’

Multiple videos and photos shared on social media showed a man dangling on a rope around 16th floor of the 98-story Trump Tower in Chicago on Sunday night.

The man is said to be in his 20s and has been dangling from the balcony in a climbing harness since around 5:30pm, demanding “to speak to the president” and “to get his message to the media,” the Chicago Sun Times reports, citing Chicago Police spokesman Tom Ahern.

Multiple officers, SWAT agents and firefighters are at the scene with a police negotiator trying to get the man down.

Authorities have cordoned off the area as a crowd of onlookers gathered across the street. 

It is unclear what kind of “message” the man was seeking to deliver. President Trump was in Nevada on Sunday, holding a re-election rally in Carson City at 4pm local time, as part of his busy campaign schedule ahead of the November 3 election day.

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