Man who hung off Trump Tower for more than 13 hours escapes from private ambulance, located hours later

Earlier Tuesday, police said that the man had been hospitalized for a mental evaluation and that he would not be facing any charges for hanging off the tower.

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The man who dangled off the side of Trump Tower for hours was reported missing Oct. 20, 2020, in the first block of West Washington Street.

The man who dangled off the side of Trump Tower for hours was reported missing Oct. 20, 2020, in the first block of West Washington Street, but was located hours later.

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The man who spent 13 hours hanging from the side of Trump Tower over the weekend escaped from a private ambulance Tuesday evening while being transferred to another hospital, but was located hours later.

The man, 31, escaped from the ambulance about 5:30 p.m. in the first block of West Washington Street while en route from Northwestern Memorial Hospital to another medical center, Chicago police said. Police initially said the man was in his 20s.

Police cancelled a missing person report about 1 a.m. Wednesday, saying he had been located.

Police sources confirmed he is the same man who dangled off the 16th-floor balcony of Trump Tower overnight Sunday, threatening to kill himself unless he could speak to President Donald Trump.

Earlier Tuesday, police said that the man had been hospitalized for a mental evaluation and that he would not be facing any charges for hanging off the tower.

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