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TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan — A man who danced naked in Times Square for nearly an hour and allegedly spit at officers and screamed about Donald Trump appeared injured after falling from a platform, video posted to social media Thursday morning showed.
Officers from a hostage negotiation team first responded around 7:40 a.m., and discovered a combative and incoherent man on the TKTS Discount Broadway Ticket Booth’s stairs, police said.
The 21-year-old Manhattan man spit at officers during the hourlong ordeal, according to police.
At times he appears to be yelling at onlookers — and at one point, “where are you, Donald Trump,” can be heard.
The presidential hopeful later tweeted an acknowledgement of the situation, simply saying “Naked man takes over Times Square, screams about Trump…”
For nearly an hour, video shows the man grabbing his buttocks and genitals, making obscene gestures and pacing between officers on the TKTS platform, appearing about one story off the ground.
At least a dozen officers, patrol cruisers and FDNY officials appeared at the scene, and after a large airbag was setup underneath the platform, he is seen running back and forth before falling, just missing the airbag.
Videos on social media show medics treating the man at the scene.
He was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue where he was listed in stable condition and receiving a psych evaluation, police said.
NYPD media relations said at 8:50 a.m. that the man had been detained.