Many of us were startled on Friday afternoon by the prolonged noise of low-flying helicopters, and I learned this morning on NY1 that the cause of the surveillance was a man threatening to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge.
Though NY1 hasn’t put the story or any footage online, the New York Post reports that the man climbed the south tower of the Bridge, facing the harbor, and remained there for three hours, before police eventually persuaded him to come down.
“’Like in the movies, this is like a negotiation, and there’s a give and take and we want something from him and he wants something from us. So we wanted him off the edge, and we were able to do that by giving him a cigarette,” Lt. Michael Licitra told reporters later Friday following the daring rescue.'”
Read the full story at the Post and check NY1, which may still have the story in its rotation.
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