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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.

Posted on May 4, 2013, at 4:58 p.m. ET

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

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?

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?

He made it all the way to the top.

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

Weesie Vieira

@weesiev

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

Police closed the bridge to vehicles and pedestrians.

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

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

Kristal Tan

@tristalkan

Why are the cops stopping the Brooklyn bridge flow :0

Rescuers scaled the bridge to talk to the man.

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

Jennie Eng

@jennieeng

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

Guy threatening to jump off Brooklyn bridge

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 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

Eric Pribramsky

@epribs

Jumper on the Brooklyn Bridge - Bridge closed #NYC

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

Niketa Patel

@Niketa

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

Thankfully, rescuers convinced the man to come down.

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

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 Patel

@Niketa

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

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

@BuzzFeedNews cops walking the jumper down

Travis Sizemore

@travistampa

@BuzzFeedNews cops walking the jumper down

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