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.
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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.