Man Tries to Scale New York Times Building, Wanted Copy Of Paper


Who said no one cared about print anymore? A man attempted to climb the New York Times building this morning. Why? According to the New York Post, when the man was on the ground he explained he attempted his ascension because he “was looking for a copy of the newspaper.” Yes, as one person said on Twitter, he could have just read it online, but maybe he just really wanted ink-stained fingers.

DCPI told Runnin’ Scared police got a call about the 31-year-old around 7 a.m. and helped him down shortly afterwards. He was then transported to Bellevue Hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

We called a Times spokesperson for comment and will update if we hear back.

The man had gotten to the fifth floor of the building, but he apparently overshot:

(As Gothamist noted, though, he was not alone in attempting this feat. It’s been done before.)

Update: Sunday, 7:55 a.m.
A Times representative emailed to tell us the paper declined to comment.

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