On Tuesday morning, police helicopters could be heard in Brooklyn Heights as they hovered over the Brooklyn Bridge. The NYPD was responding to a call of a man in his 20s threatening to jump off the historic span.
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Brooklyn Eagle: The climber, described as a 23-year-old white man wearing a reddish-orange jacket, drew a crowd on the Bridge walkway and snarled traffic to Brooklyn as he climbed a cable on the southern side of the Bridge.
As traffic in the Brooklyn-bound lanes was halted and helicopters buzzed overhead, Detectives Irving Marrero and Eric Bembenek climbed out onto the cable and spoke with the young man. According to NYPD spokesperson Detective Marc Nell, the man told the detectives that he was depressed.