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Brooklyn Bridge climber in custody: NYPD

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Posted at 1:07 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 16:27:03-04

NEW YORK — A man who climbed to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge, causing it to be closed in both directions, has been taken into custody, according to the NYPD.

Police were called around noon about a person climbing the Brooklyn Bridge on the Manhattan side, authorities said.

The man threatened to jump, according to NYPD Special Ops.

Officers geared up to rescue the man while aviation and harbor departments provided aerial surveillance and waterside security.

Footage from AIR11 shows the climber sitting on the ledge of the bridge tower while officers attempt to talk him down.

Drivers can expect heavy traffic surrounding both sides of the bridge.

The man was taken into custody on the bridge at around 3 p.m. Friday.

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