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    A Baruch College student-athlete from upstate New York was arrested at Trump Tower with a knife, handcuffs, water gun and firecracker, NYPD officials said. Wale Aliyu report. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016)

    A Baruch College student-athlete from upstate New York was arrested at Trump Tower with a knife, handcuffs, water gun and firecracker, NYPD officials said.

    Alexander Wang, 19, was cuffed Monday night before he could get through security at the tower where the president-elect lives and works, according to the NYPD.

    Police said that Wang, a track star from Poughquag in his sophomore year at Baruch, was also carrying a garrote, a small piece of wire or rope used to strangle a person. 

    He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and posssession of fireworks. He had never been arrested in New York City before, NYPD officials said. 

    Attorney information for the man wasn't immediately available.

    According to Baruch's website, he's the MVP of the cross country team and is majoring in entrepreneurial management. His favorite slogan: "Let your will be done." 

    Teammates described Wang as "a decent guy" who mostly keeps to himself. 

    "He's on top of his studies; I see him on the track when we practice," said teammate Luis Aquino. "I try to stay on top of him but, you know, he's a beast."

    "We're here for him," Aquino added. "He didn't tell us he had issues, but I wish he did. Baruch is a family." 

    Baruch College said in a statement that it is cooperating with law enforcement.