Donald Trump praised the New York Police Department late Wednesday for rescuing a 20-year-old man who scaled one of the Republican nominee's Manhattan skyscrapers.

"Great job today by the NYPD in protecting the people and saving the climber," Trump wrote shortly after 10 p.m. local time Wednesday.

The unnamed man attempted to scale the external glass walls of Trump Tower, located on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. He used what appeared to be suction cups in his climb of more than 15 floors. He started at the fifth floor restaurant balcony and was apprehended by police on the 21st floor after authorities cut through the glass to pull him inside.

The man told police he wanted to meet with Trump, according to a statement given during a press conference by New York City leaders. The climber was taken to New York City Health & Hospitals/Bellevue for a mental evaluation. He will be arrested and most likely charged with criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct following his release.