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Police rescue would-be jumper from Williamsburg Bridge

October 1, 2018 By Ranaan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Eagle file photo by Lore Croghan

NYPD officers on Sunday morning rescued a man who climbed the Williamsburg Bridge and threatened to jump off the span. The shirtless man climbed atop a beam around 9:30 a.m. and held on to the bridge’s cables until police officers took him into custody around 10:45 a.m., according to the New York Post.

Auto and subway service across the bridge were stopped during the rescue.  “Every day, #NYPD cops perform amazing acts of bravery and heroism, all in the name of keeping NYers safe,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill later wrote on Twitter.

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