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 Benitezwas 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.