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Police Identify, Charge Trump Tower Climber


Stephen Rogota via ABC News screengrab

You know the guy who climbed Midtown Manhattan’s Trump Tower on Wednesday? He’s been identified. Sources told The New York Daily News his name is Stephen Rogata, a 19-year-old from Virginia.

The investigation is ongoing.

NBC New York reports that Rogata was charged on Thursday with reckless endangerment and criminal trespass. Authorities are looking into a video posted on Tuesday to the YouTube account, Leven Thumps. In a message addressed to Donald Trump, a guy in a hoodie explained “the reason I climbed your tower”: He wanted to speak to Republican presidential nominee. Police told Fox that Rogata is the guy in in the video.

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