David Karnauchon the bridge.

Instagram, Tennessee cops (inset)

Whern 21-year-old David Karnauch posted an image from atop the Brooklyn Bridge on the July 4, it was a selfie stick in the eye for cops in New York City.


On Monday, the NYPD had theUniversity of Tennessee engineering student arrested as a fugitive from justice in Chattanooga.


He is now facing extradition back to the city to face the music.


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For the city, Karnauch's most excellent photo showed that claims the city's landmarks were secure were just not true. July 4, the nation's birthday, is considered a prime day for terrorists to strike.

When Karnauch social media posts went viral, the city's anger was palpable, especially since vandals months earlier climbed to the top of the bridge and replace the stars and stripes with a white surrender flag.

"The person most endangered was the individual whose goal seems to be bringing attention to himself. It was however, irresponsible and illegal,” John Miller, the Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism said of Karnauch in July.

“Had the officers patrolling the bridge arrived while he was there, he would have been arrested, as others have been.”

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Well, now he is. Karnauch is due in court August 31 and sitting in a cell because a judge won't let him out on bail.

The charge: Reckless endangerment in the second degree.


John A. Oswald is editor-at-large at Metro and can be found on Twitter@nyc_oz.
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