Alexander Wang, a 19-year-old Baruch College student, was arrested by the NYPD yesterday after the Secret Service found him carrying a large hunting knife and a powerful firework into Trump Tower, the New York Daily News reports.
The event occurred at 6:35 Monday evening, when Wang set off a metal detector when entering the building. The Secret Service subsequently opened Wang’s backpack, finding “the hunting knife, an M-100 firework, a Swiss Army knife, a flashlight, handcuffs, an 8-foot black rope, a clear water gun, a laptop and a wire typically used to strangle someone called a garrote.”
Wang described himself as a “survivalist” and said he liked to set-off the fireworks on the East River. He also said he’d visited Trump Tower approximately 10 times with no problems, including once immediately after Trump’s election victory.