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Video Of Man Flying Custom-Machine Hoverboard Through Times Square Goes Viral

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A hoverboard daredevil is getting plenty of attention for his impressive ride around Times Square.

Video shows Hunter Kowald flying around early Saturday morning in what looks like a giant drone aircraft.

He told "Inside Edition" it's a custom-made machine.

"It's a highly engineered device. I spent years on this thing to make this happen, at least to do it safely and properly," Kowald said. "There's a lot of safety built into that device, so essentially I could have two motors fail and still land safely."

Kowald's hoverboard ride is being compared to the Green Goblin scenes from the 2002 movie "Spider-Man."

The video has been viewed online more than 4 million times.

Kowald says he had permission for the dangerous stunt and safety measures were in place, but the NYPD says it is aware of the video and is looking into it.

Click here to watch Kowald's full "Inside Edition" interview.

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