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Man Climbs New York Times Building To 'Get Copy Of Newspaper'

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 03/24/2012 1:59 pm

Man Climbs New York Times Building
An unidentified man was spotted climbing the New York Times building early Saturday morning before halted by police.

A man tried to climb The New York Times building in Mid-Town Manhattan Saturday morning, but only made it to the 5th floor before halted by police, reports the New York Post.

The man was first spotted scaling the 52-story building at 7 a.m. by an onlooker who phoned 911, notes Gothamist.

Back on the ground, the unidentified man explained to police he was simply trying to get a copy of the newspaper, reports the Village Voice.

He was later taken to Bellevue Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, but is said to have suffered no injuries from the incident.

Saturday's incident isn't a first. Alain Robert, a French stuntman, made it to the top in June 2008. Later that day Reynaldo Clarke, a 32-year-old native New Yorker, also completed the climb. A third incident also took the following month, but the man only made it to the 11th floor.

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