NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — NYPD officers pulled a man out of an air conditioning duct at a Manhattan hotel after police said he climbed inside and started a fire.
It happened Wednesday morning at the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel on West 35th Street.
Police say 35-year-old Juan Estrella climbed into the duct work and set his own shoe on fire, 1010 WINS reported.
Officers say he is emotionally disturbed and not a guest at the hotel.
He was taken for a psychiatric evaluation and is now facing, burglary, trespassing and arson charges.