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Man who hung off side of Trump Tower for 13 hours released without charges

The man was hospitalized for a mental evaluation.

A man can be seen hanging off the side of Trump Tower, 401 N. Wabash Ave., on Oct. 18, 2020.
A man can be seen hanging off the side of Trump Tower, 401 N. Wabash Ave., on Oct. 18, 2020.
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A man who hung from the 16th-floor balcony of Trump Tower for 13 hours over the weekend has been released from police custody without charges.

Chicago police said the man was hospitalized for a mental evaluation after being safely brought down. A police spokesman said Monday he did not know whether the man had been released from the hospital.

The man began dangling from the 16th floor about 5:30 p.m. Sunday and threatened to kill himself unless he could speak to President Donald Trump and the news media, police said Sunday. Negotiators were unable to get him down until about 7 a.m. Monday.

Police said Tuesday that the man was no longer in custody and that he had not been charged or cited.