CENTER CITY (WTXF/AP) - Investigators questioned two people they say were spotted atop a prestigious Center City hotel with smoke bombs and camera equipment, and now one of them is facing two summary offenses.
Police were called to the Hyatt at the Bellevue Hotel on Broad Street at about 7pm Monday night, along with the bomb squad and Homeland Security.
They arrived to find Ivan Wong of Edison, NJ, along with an unidentified woman on the roof of the hotel with smoke bombs and camera equipment. No injuries were reported and not even hotel guests have access to the roof.
The two Chinese nationals were taken into custody.
Wong, 28, is charged with criminal mischief and defiant trespass. He signed his summary citation and was released.
The woman was not charged and there were no evacuations. Authorities left after about ten hours, at 4:30am.
The incident comes less than two weeks before the Democratic National Convention and remains under investigation.