NYPD rescues man standing on Brooklyn Bridge beam

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NYPD responded to a call about the man at around 1:40 p.m., with officers from an emergency Service Unit, witnessing him onto of a metal stress beam along the Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge.
Credit: NYPD

Police rescued what they described as an emotional disturbed male from a beam on the Brooklyn Bridge on Thursday afternoon.

NYPD responded to a call about the man at around 1:40 p.m., with officers from an emergency Service Unit, witnessing him onto of a metal stress beam along the Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge.

He was found wearing duct time and a mask over his face, police said.

he rescue officers climbed closer to them man, who stood some 20 feet above car traffic facing the East River.

Over the course of the next 20 minutes, authorities said they engaged in “intense conversation” with the man until officers were able slowly converge on him.

After securing him and making sure he could not fall or jump from the beam, emergency workers took the man to Brooklyn’s Woodhull Hopsital for psychiatric evaluation.

NYPD identified the officers involved in the rescue as Detectives James Coll and Sean Mulcahy from the department’s Emergency Service Squad No. 1, as well as Detectives Michael Cook and Kimberly Zarrilli from Emergency Service Squad No. 8.

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