Man climbs Trump Tower in New York City using suction cups

Police eventually pull man inside building after smashing windows and breaking through ventilation duct to impede his progress

A 20-year-old Virginia man seeking an “audience” with Donald Trump used large suction cups to scale the outside of Trump Tower on Wednesday for three hours, reaching the 21st floor before being hauled through a window by police.

The climber – a young, white male with long brown hair and muttonchops – wore a backpack and used a harness and rope stirrups to fasten himself to the side of the 58-story Manhattan skyscraper, above Fifth Avenue.

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