Man Arrested Outside Trump Tower With A Variety Of Weapons, Including A Garrote

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Dec 13, 2016 7:46 PM
Man Arrested Outside Trump Tower With A Variety Of Weapons, Including A Garrote

A man has been arrested outside of Trump Tower with a knife, fireworks, and a garrote. The man, identified as 19-year-old Alexander Wang, was arrested before he could go through security and did not harm anyone.

He has been charged with possession of a weapon and possession of fireworks.

P>Alexander Wang, 19, was cuffed Monday night before he could get through security at the tower where the president-elect lives and works, according to the NYPD.

Police said that Wang, a track star from Poughquag in his sophomore year at Baruch, was also carrying a garrote, a small piece of wire or rope used to strangle a person.

He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and possession of fireworks. He had never been arrested in New York City before, NYPD officials said.

Yikes. Glad everyone is safe.

In related news, the British man who attempted to assassinate Trump back in June has been sentenced to a year in prison.