UPDATE: New Yorkers don't get surprised too easily, but this story has even the most cynical ones scratching their heads.

The NY Daily News is reporting that a young man who appears to be in his 20s began scaling the 68-story Trump Tower, located at Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets, around 3:40 p.m., Wednesday afternoon.

Witnesses from all over took to social media to live broadcast the unidentified man's ascent.

The man scaled the building for two and half hours before finally being pulled through a window by police on the 21st floor as the world watched online.

Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Witnesses say he was carrying a bag with a notebook and computer which he appears to have dropped.

UPDATE: A video message has surfaced which appears to be the individual, who sources say is a 20 year-old man from Virginia.

The man, under the screen name Leven Bumps, can be seen wearing a black hoodie in this bizarre Youtube video uploaded August 9. In the video, he claims to be an independent researcher seeking a private audience with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

He asks for anyone watching to help the video go viral so it gets to Mr. Trump. He goes on to urge everyone to vote fro Trump this year.