A New York man was arrested on Thursday afternoon after he arrived at Trump Tower in New York City, claimed to be a senator and asked to see Ivanka Trump.

Sixto Benitez Adames was wearing a bulletproof vest and was carrying two small knives when he entered the building. He was apprehended by Secret Service, and that’s when he told them he was a United States senator. Then he claimed he was there to meet with the first daughter about her clothing line, specifically her “dresses.” He also reportedly said he owned Trump Tower.

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Benitez Adames, 52, was arrested and taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation after “exhibiting behavior of an emotionally disturbed person.” He faces charges of criminal possession of a weapon and possession of a forged instrument, as he was also carrying a fake New York State identity card. In addition to the knives, police also confiscated a tied sock with a weight inside it.

Ivanka Trump luckily was not in the building at the time because she is currently traveling with the president in Europe.

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A knife-wielding “senator” showed up at Trump Tower asking to meet with Ivanka Trump Photo by Clemens Bilan - Pool /Getty Images
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