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Secret Service Arrests Armed Man Who Tried To Meet Ivanka Trump

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Secret Service agents arrested a man who was wearing a bulletproof vest and armed with several weapons Thursday as he attempted to meet Ivanka Trump at Trump Tower in New York City.

Agents noticed 52-year-old Adames Benitez was wearing the bulletproof vest under his shirt when he entered Trump Tower around 4 p.m, The New York Daily News reported. Benitez claimed that he was a U.S. senator who owned Trump Tower and was there to speak with Ivanka Trump about her clothing line.

Police searched Benitez and found two throwing knives, a sock with weights inside and a fake New York I.D, according to police. (RELATED: Guy Named Wang Brings Weapons To Trump Tower — Gets Arrested [VIDEO])

Benitez has been charged with weapons possession and having a fake identification card. He was taken to Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City for psychiatric evaluation.

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