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SWAT Situations Ends Peacefully, Suspect In Custody After Hanging Off Ledge Of Trump Tower For Over 13 Hours

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A SWAT team was on the scene at Trump Tower Sunday evening in Monday morning after a man suspended himself from a landing at Trump Tower and threatened suicide.

Chicago Police spokesman Tom Ahern confirmed the situation was "resolved peacefully" and the suspect is in custody after more than 13 hours of negotiation. No injuries were reported.

A CPD negotiator said after officials were able to make agreements, the suspect "agreed to drop the knife" he was holding. The suspect was pulled to safety.

Ahern said the man was suspended from a landing at the 16th floor of the skyscraper, at 401 N. Wabash Ave.

At 5:27 p.m., Chicago Police officers and a SWAT team, as well as Fire Department personnel, were called for a man threatening suicide from the landing.

A social media video appeared to show the man saying he wanted to talk with President Donald Trump.

SWAT negotiators were at the scene trying to talk with the man Sunday night, and were still at it as of the 10 p.m. hour.

CBS 2's Steven Graves reported the man was dangling from a rope. He appeared to be wearing a climbing harness in the social media video.

Other Twitter users documented the standoff on video.

Crowds gathered on Wabash Avenue and the street was closed during the negotiations.

As of 11 p.m., five and a half hours after the standoff started, the man was still dangling from Trump Tower and the negotiations continued.


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