MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- A Bronx man claiming to be a U.S. senator and wearing a bulletproof vest under his suit was arrested after entering Trump Tower Thursday afternoon.
52-year-old Adames Benitez was carrying two small throwing knives when he was screened by agents at the front screening area at around 4 p.m., authorities said.
Dressed in a suit, he told Secret Service that he was a U.S. senator, there to talk to Ivanka Trump about her clothing line, and that he owned the building.
He was carrying the knives and a tied off sock with a weight inside it.
Benitez was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a forged instrument, a forged New York State identity card.
He was then taken to Weill Cornell Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation.
Ivanka Trump was not in the building at the time. She is travelling with the president in Germany.
Man who said he wanted to talk to Ivanka Trump arrested at Trump Tower