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Man, 35, is arrested for swinging a SWORD on Empire State Building observation deck

Man, 35, is arrested for swinging a SWORD on Empire State Building observation deck

  • Unnamed man was arrested for swinging a sword at the Empire State Building
  • The 35-year-old was reportedly threatening to kill himself with the cane sword
  • No one was injured it the incident which lasted about 10 minutes
  • It is not known how the man was able to get the sword through the tight security
  • Did you see what happened? Email  newsUS@dailymail.com

A man has been arrested after being spotted by terrified witnesses swinging a sword on the Empire State Building observation deck in New York.

The unnamed 35-year-old was reportedly threatening to kill himself while wielding the cane sword at 4.30pm on Friday, the New York Post reports.

No one was injured it the incident which lasted about 10 minutes.

This unnamed 35-year-old man was arrested for swinging a sword on the Empire State Building observation deck

The man is seen being taken into custody following the incident at about 4.30pm on Friday

The man is seen being taken into custody following the incident at about 4.30pm on Friday

Authorities responded to the scene in Midtown Manhattan and arrested the man who was reportedly threatening to kill himself

Authorities responded to the scene in Midtown Manhattan and arrested the man who was reportedly threatening to kill himself

One witness told the New York Post that he believed the man was suicidal and was pointing the sword at his heart.

The man was taken to hospital for psychiatric evaluation. 

It is not known how the man was able to get the sword through the tight security at the famous New York landmark. 

Security at the Empire State Building is tight - similar to the procedure at airports. It is not known how the man (not pictured) got the weapon through security

Security at the Empire State Building is tight – similar to the procedure at airports. It is not known how the man (not pictured) got the weapon through security

The observation deck is on the 86th floor of the iconic New York building and wraps around the entire building (stock image)

The observation deck is on the 86th floor of the iconic New York building and wraps around the entire building (stock image)

Security screening at the Empire State Building is similar to the procedure at airports and includes a metal detector.

Among the items banned in the building are all weapons, glass items, alcohol and suitcases.

The observation deck is on the 86th floor of the iconic New York building and wraps around the entire building. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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