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Brooklyn Bridge Closed As Officers Talk To Man Threatening To Jump

Horrifying photos of a man who climbed to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge and threatened to jump. Thankfully, he didn’t. NYPD responded and were able to talk to him.

1. At about 3 p.m. Friday, onlookers noticed a man climbing the Brooklyn bridge.


Weesie Vieira

@weesiev

At the #Beekman beer garden, just saw a man climb up the wires to the top of #Brooklyn Bridge. Seems to just be sitting there. #NYPD?

3. He made it all the way to the top.


Weesie Vieira

@weesiev

Man atop Brooklyn Bridge, cops are out of sight, everyone on esce

4. Police closed the bridge to vehicles and pedestrians.


Alik

@alik_rainey

This what the Brooklyn Bridge looks like right now , some one trying to jump of the Bridge

Why are the cops stopping the Brooklyn bridge flow :0

— tristalkan (@Kristal Tan)

Kristal Tan

@tristalkan

Why are the cops stopping the Brooklyn bridge flow :0

7. Rescuers scaled the bridge to talk to the man.

Another rescuer headed up the #BrooklynBridge a few minutes ago.

— jennieeng (@Jennie Eng)

Jennie Eng

@jennieeng

Another rescuer headed up the #BrooklynBridge a few minutes ago.

Guy threatening to jump off Brooklyn bridge

— deankeim (@Dean Keim)

Dean Keim

@deankeim

Guy threatening to jump off Brooklyn bridge

Not sure if this is a jumper or movie shoot. Guy is on edge of Brooklyn Bridge right now!

— Niketa (@Niketa Patel)

Niketa Patel

@Niketa

Not sure if this is a jumper or movie shoot. Guy is on edge of Brooklyn Bridge right now!

Jumper on the Brooklyn Bridge - Bridge closed #NYC

— epribs (@Eric Pribramsky)

Eric Pribramsky

@epribs

Jumper on the Brooklyn Bridge - Bridge closed #NYC

Photo: Close up of Brooklyn Bridge jumper via telescope lens!

— Niketa (@Niketa Patel)

Niketa Patel

@Niketa

Photo: Close up of Brooklyn Bridge jumper via telescope lens!

12. Thankfully, rescuers convinced the man to come down.

Brooklyn Bridge jumper moves towards cops. Crowds gathered nearby cheer!!'n

— Niketa (@Niketa Patel)

Niketa Patel

@Niketa

Brooklyn Bridge jumper moves towards cops. Crowds gathered nearby cheer!!’n

Jumper is in police custody now. Thank goodness! Pic taken by my husband earlier:

— Niketa (@Niketa Patel)

Niketa Patel

@Niketa

Jumper is in police custody now. Thank goodness! Pic taken by my husband earlier:

14. By about 5 p.m., rescuers were walking down the bridge with him.

@BuzzFeedNews cops walking the jumper down

— travistampa (@Travis Sizemore)

Travis Sizemore

@travistampa

@BuzzFeedNews cops walking the jumper down

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