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Prosecutors: Trump Tower climber had planned it, practiced

A Virginia man who scaled the all-glass face of Trump Tower last week using suction cups planned his climb, ordering equipment on Amazon, practicing ahead of time and waiting until his parents were away before traveling to New York City, according to prosecutors.

Stephen Rogata, 19, dressed in blue hospital garb, answered a judge's questions but made no other comments during his court appearance Wednesday via video linkup from a Manhattan psychiatric hospital.

"This was a well-thought-out, planned stunt," said Pierre Griffith, an assistant district attorney, noting Rogata waited until his parents went on vacation before driving from Great Falls, Virginia, to New...

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