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Man Armed With Knives Attempts To Reach Ivanka In Trump Tower

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When he was taken into custody, we're told he claimed to own Trump Tower and that he was a U.S. Senator there to see Ivanka.

Police said the man was wearing ballistic gear under his shirt when he arrived at the tower, The New York Daily News reported Thursday.

Police said the man, Adames Benitez, was stopped outside the building in Manhattan Thursday evening. The man was searched upon arrival, with authorities reportedly finding a weighted sock, a fake I.D., and two "throwing knives".

Benitez would not have been able to meet Trump had he gotten through security, since she is in Europe.

Fifty-two-year-old Adames Benitez was arrested on charges of criminal possession of a weapon and possession of a forged instrument. "He was discovered to be wearing a bullet-resistant vest [under his clothes] ... further investigation revealed he had a forged identification card".

The first daughter herself was not in Trump Tower at the time, but rather in Hamburg, Germany, for the G20 summit. Ivanka Trump was not in the luxury apartment building at the time as she is in Germany, accompanying her father in her role as an advisor during the G20 summit meeting of worldwide leaders.