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Naked Model Yelling 'Trump, Where Are You?' Brings Times Square to Standstill

Pedestrians were advised to avoid the area amid the fracas

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    Naked Man Yelling 'Trump, Where Are You?' Brings Times Square to Standstill

    A naked man yelling, "Donald Trump, where are you?", climbed to the top of the red TKTS stairs in Times Square Thursday morning, then fell to the ground in an attempt to escape police, photos and video posted to social media showed. Marc Santia reports. (Published Thursday, June 30, 2016)

    A naked man yelling, "Donald Trump, where are you?" climbed to the top of the red TKTS stairs in Times Square Thursday morning, then fell to the ground in an attempt to escape police, photos and video posted to social media showed.

    The 21-year-old man from Manhattan, identified by police sources as Krit McClean, was seen in videos and photos posted to Instagram and Periscope gesturing wildly and pacing outside the railing at the top of the stairs overtop the ticket booth as several police crowded around. 

    "I went out to get a cup of coffee and came out here and saw a gentleman up there dancing around naked," one man said. 

    He appeared to be ranting as he held his hands up in the air, and at one point in Periscope footage he appeared to lunge at police officers in tactical gear.

    Ranting Naked Man Brings Times Square to Standstill

    [NY] Ranting Naked Man Brings Times Square to Standstill
    A wildly gesturing naked man climbed to the top of the red TKTS stairs in Times Square Thursday morning, then fell to the ground in an attempt to escape police, photos and video posted to social media showed.
    (Published Thursday, June 30, 2016)

    After a brief standoff with police, McClean tried to run off. But he fell 16 feet off the top of the booth and hit the asphalt, barely missing a blow-up mat that police had placed to bring him to safety.

    He broke his arm and cut his elbow in the fall. He screamed and moaned as rescuers rushed him to an ambulance. He was in stable condition when taken to a hospital. Officials say he'll undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

    Police said that McClean was combative with negotiators while he was atop the ticket kiosk and was incoherent when they tried to bring him to safety.

    Pedestrians were advised to avoid the area amid the fracas.

    Police say McClean had earlier been spotted a few blocks away. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.

    McClean is a professional model, according to his website, and attended the elite Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan. He writes that he was pursuing a bachelor's at Columbia University before taking time off for his modeling career. 

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