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Teen caught with knife, fireworks at Trump Tower security checkpoint: police

MIDTOWN, Manhattan — New York City police said Tuesday they have arrested a teenager who showed up at the Trump Tower security checkpoint with a knife, handcuffs, fireworks and a water pistol.

Trump Tower stands along 5th Avenue in Manhattan as police stand guard outside  following an earlier protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in front of the building on March 12, 2016 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Trump Tower stands along 5th Avenue in Manhattan as police stand guard outside
following an earlier protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in front of the building on March 12, 2016 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Authorities say 19-year-old Alexander Wang of upstate Poughquag, New York was arrested at around 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The Manhattan district attorney’s office said Tuesday afternoon that he was awaiting arraignment. There was no immediate information on an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

The Secret Service runs the checkpoint. The NYPD has a security detail at the tower.