The Brooklyn Bridge is shut down in both directions Saturday afternoon as police report the presence of a jumper. A BHB reader reported talking to police while stranded in a cab on the bridge, and confirmed that cops are trying to talk down a man spotted pacing back and forth on the Manhattan tower of the bridge. Update: The man was talked down by NYPD.
New York Post: “A man climbed to the top of a tower of the Brooklyn Bridge — and a trio of cops is trying to get him down. Two more cops, wearing helmets and orange vests, were spotted scaling the cables to get to the top of the 276-foot tower. It was unclear how he got to the top, or if he was threatening to jump.”
Gothamist: The man was first spotted on the edge of the western Brooklyn Bridge balustrade around 3 p.m. Traffic on the bridge has come to a complete standstill over the last hour as police have also climbed to the top of the bridge in order to try to prevent the man from potentially jumping.