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

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