New York City authorities were able to get a man down safely from the Brooklyn Bridge after he was found climbing the wires Thursday morning (April 7th) during rush hour.
The 29-year-old started climbing the bridge around 6:30am, walking along the cables. The man was wearing an HH Cares shirt which is in association with The Howard Hughes Corp, an organization that focuses on environmental issues. He was not wearing his shoes.
Officers had to close two lanes of traffic while they tried to talk him down. After an hour, officers were finally able to convince him to come down. He was then handcuffed and put on a stretcher to be brought to a hospital for evaluation.
Officers have not commented on what charges he will face.