Man With Camera Climbs Crane on 71st Floor of Manhattan High-Rise: NYC - NBC New York

Man With Camera Climbs Crane on 71st Floor of Manhattan High-Rise: NYC

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    A 25-year-old man tried to climb a crane on the 71st floor of a building under construction in lower Manhattan, the NYPD said. (Published Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017)

    A man with a camera climbed to the top of a high-rise construction crane in lower Manhattan, police said. 

    Andrew Y. Liu, 25, of Manhattan, was arrested Friday evening, the NYPD said. 

    The crane is on the 71st-floor of a building under construction on Fulton Street, police said. 

    Video showed him smiling as he was taken away by police officers. 

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    Liu was charged with burglary, reckless endangerment and criminal trespass, police said.

    He was arraigned Sunday afternoon, and bail was set at $2,000 cash or bond. Prosecutors had requested $10,000 bail. 

    Liu is being represented by Legal Aid, which typically does not comment on ongoing cases. He's next scheduled to appear in court August 18. 

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