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PHOTOS: 3 break into Trump Tower, make daring parachute jump

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Police released surveillance photos Thursday afternoon of the three men who broke into the Trump International Hotel and Tower and parachuted off the building's highest point.

The three jumped off the 1,389-foot building at 401 N. Wabash at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. They were wearing flight suits, had helmets with cameras strapped on, and to gain access, used a "cutting device" to destroy the locks.

"I think first time I crawled over the ledge, I would be terrified," one person told FOX 32 News. "And with these wind currents and everything I think that gentleman would have to have, I think in Spanish they would say cuevas?"

"I mean it's the perfect building to do it from," another adds. "You got a beautiful area around here: best building and the best place in the city. I'm not really a daredevil. I wouldn't do it but I give props to people who do do it."

No injuries were reported, and the three base jumpers managed to get away.

The late night leapers were bold enough to jump, but so far, they're not bold enough to post their stunt on the internet.

Police released an alert with the surveillance photos Thursday afternooon, asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects.

For now, Police Superintendent Gary McCarthy says security will be top priority.

"We're always in constant contact with building owners…not just for incidents like this but mostly regarding terrorism," McCarthy said.

Police say the daredevils got in by cutting the locks off some of the doors and climbed 92 stories to the top.

Hotel officials were not immediately available for comment Thursday morning.

In 2010, base jumpers also used the Trump Tower as part of the filming for "Transformers 3."

Anyone with information should call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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