NEW YORK— Traffic was shut down on the Brooklyn Bridge Friday afternoon as the NYPD attempted to rescue a distraught man.
“A despondent male has scaled the Brooklyn Bridge and is threatening to jump,” the NYPD tweeted just after 12:30 p.m.
#HappeningNow— NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) May 22, 2020
A despondent male has scaled the Brooklyn Bridge and is threatening to jump. #ESU is actively gearing up to rescue the male. #Aviation & #Harbor are providing aerial surveillance and waterside security pic.twitter.com/3hcKGuB4zw
Photos from the NYPD’s Twitter showed the man on top of the bridge as NYPD members worked to save him.
Lanes on the bridge were closed to traffic in both directions, according to the New York City Office of Emergency Management.
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