The man seen dangling from Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago on October 18, for nearly 13 hours, was pulled to safety and taken into custody on October 19. The man was briefly interviewed by CJTV MEDIA during a YouTube livestream.
Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern confirmed the status of the man, tweeting, “Situation resolved peacefully by Negotiators. Suspect in custody. No injuries.”
The man was hanging off the side of the hotel demanding to speak with President Donald Trump as he livestreamed. During the livestream, he claimed he was a member of Black Lives Matter, and urged Trump to speak to him.
In the video, a man on a stretcher can be heard saying, “I was protesting and trying to save the world.”
The man continues with a confused message aimed at Trump as he is loaded into the ambulance, and gives a peace sign to the camera as the doors close.
According to local news outlets, the man would be taken to a hospital to receive a mental health evaluation. Credit: CJTV MEDIA via Storyful