Williamsburg Bridge


Cops rescue man threatening to jump from Williamsburg Bridge

September 30, 2018 - 5:38 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- NYPD officers saved a distraught man who was threatening to jump off the top of the Williamsburg Bridge on Sunday morning, officials said.

Members of the Emergency Services Unit shimmied across 15 feet of suspension cable to reach the man and bring him to safety, according to the NYPD Special Ops.

The man climbed up a beam and onto the steel suspension cable around 9:30 a.m. and was rescued a couple hours later, officials said.

Images on social media show the man precariously holding on as rescuers inch towards him.  

Williamsburg Bridge Rescue Police
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Traffic and subway service was brought to a halt on the bridge during the dramatic standoff.

“Every day, #NYPD cops perform amazing acts of bravery and heroism, all in the name of keeping NYers safe,” NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill tweeted minutes after the rescue operation had concluded.

Officials said no one was injured.