NYPD Special Ops Saves Would-Be Jumper from Williamsburg Bridge
Late-morning yesterday, a distraught man scaled the suspension cable on the city-bound side of the Williamsburg Bridge.
The would-be jumper was perched high above the East River, and saved by officers from the NYPD Special Ops unit. Literally talked down from the ledge after over an hour. According to police, detectives climbed up, shimmied across fifteen feet of suspension cable, made contact, and ultimately lowered him in a harness to safety.
The above photo shows the moment of truth from a Lower East Side rooftop.
Outstanding work today by #NYPD ESU saving a distraught male from on top of the Williamsburg bridge. Detectives from Truck One after climbing up top, had to shimmy across 15 feet of suspension cable to reach the male, then place him in a harness to lower to safety. pic.twitter.com/SpGwMdMOTE
— NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) September 30, 2018
Every day, #NYPD cops perform amazing acts of bravery and heroism, all in the name of keeping NYers safe. Thank you, @NYPDSpecialops, for talking down and bringing to safety this man who was threatening to jump off the Williamsburg Bridge minutes ago. Outstanding work. Stay safe. pic.twitter.com/TyQXZwgreG
— Commissioner O'Neill (@NYPDONeill) September 30, 2018