Third Man Scales New York Times Building, Hangs Bin Laden Banner
Wednesday, July 09, 2008


NEW YORK — A man scaled a portion of The New York Times' 52-story headquarters on Wednesday morning, becoming the third person to do so in a span of a few weeks, police said.

The climber made it to the 11th floor of the building in midtown Manhattan before descending to a lower floor and spending hours making cell phone calls and talking to police. He was arrested about 5:30 a.m., police said.

At one point, the climber unfurled a banner on the "T" of the Times' sign that referenced Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, the Times reported on its Web site Wednesday.

Dozens of police and firefighters responded about 1:30 a.m. after the man was first spotted climbing the building, police said. Streets were closed off and an inflatable cushion was placed in front of the main entrance of the building.



I Wonder what his DU name is.