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Suicidal man coaxed down from Brooklyn Bridge

Cops try to stop a man from jumping off of the Brooklyn Bridge. Cops try to stop a man from jumping off of the Brooklyn Bridge. NYPD

A suicidal man was coaxed down by cops on Saturday afternoon after climbing to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge.

The unidentified 52-year-old man used the bridge's support cables to reach the top of the Manhattan-side tower, which stands 276 feet above the high-water mark. The NYPD then reportedly closed the bridge to traffic while a few officers donned harnesses to join the man on the ledge.

Police said they were able to ascertain the man's concerns and convince him that he would receive help during an hour-long conversation. After being assisted down the support cables, the man was taken to Bellevue Hospital for evaluation.


 
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