Update October 19, 7:14 a.m. — UPDATE: The man was brought to safety after 14-hours of negotiations around 7 a.m. Monday morning, according to a CPD spokesperson. He is uninjured and in police custody.
A man is dangling by a rope from the Trump Tower’s 16th-floor veranda tonight, demanding to speak with President Donald Trump. The man, who is believed to be in his 20’s, has reportedly threatened to cut the rope if his demands are not met.
Police and CPD’s SWAT team responded to the skyscraper, 401 North Wabash, around 5:15 p.m. A police negotiator was responding to the scene.
BREAKING VIDEO MESSAGE — “Hello everyone. I am a member of black lives matter, and I want to talk with Mr. Trump before the election. I don’t want to die. if someone will try to pull this rope, I will jump and die.” – Man Hanging at Trump Tower, Chicago.#TrumpTower pic.twitter.com/mOb2H6nVMq— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) October 19, 2020
Some 911 callers reported that the man streamed his demand to speak with Trump on Facebook Live.
Police have closed off several streets in the area to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
This story is developing.