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Published: Sat, July 08, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Knife-wielding 'senator' tries to reach Ivanka Trump in Trump Tower

Knife-wielding 'senator' tries to reach Ivanka Trump in Trump Tower

A New York man was arrested on Thursday afternoon after he arrived at Trump Tower in New York City, claimed to be a senator and asked to see Ivanka Trump.

He was wearing a protective vest under his shirt and was found to be in possession of two knives and a sock with a heavy metal object inside it, according to police.

They removed the weapons and took Benitez, who claimed he was a U.S. Senator who owned the building, into custody.

Authorities transported Benitez to New York Hospital for a psychiatric examination.

Benitez had throwing knives on his person authorities said
Benitez had throwing knives on his person authorities said

"He was trying to meet with Ivanka Trump to discuss her dresses", the NYPD's deputy commissioner of public information told Newsweek.

He was prevented from getting in to the building at about 4 p.m. when Secret Service noticed the ballistic vest under his jacket, police said. However, first lady Melania Trump and her son, Barron, did opt to live in Trump Tower for the first five months or so of Donald Trump's presidency.

Ivanka worked for her billionaire-father's company before Trump was elected president and is now an unpaid White House adviser.

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel cited "many commonalities" on foreign policy after a meeting that included Merkel, Trump, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Trump family members and advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.

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