NYPD Special Ops Saves Would-Be Jumper from Williamsburg Bridge

Posted on: October 1st, 2018 at 5:08 am by

Photo: Tommy Loeb

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.

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