NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Four police detectives on Thursday rescued a man they found standing on a beam on the Brooklyn Bridge with a mask and duct tape on his face.
Around 1:40 p.m., police were dispatched to the bridge for a call of an emotionally disturbed man on the bridge. NYPD Emergency Service Unit detectives found the man on top of a metal stress beam on the Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge, wearing duct tape and a mask over his face, police said.
The detectives donned harnesses and ropes and climbed to the man’s location – facing the East River and about 20 feet away from the roadway, police said.
From about 10 feet away, officers reached each side of the seated man, and talked to him for about 20 minutes, police said.
Officers finally converged on the man and secured him, preventing him from falling or jumping. The man was taken to Woodhull Medical Center for a psychological evaluation, police said.
Emergency Service Squad detectives James Coll, Sean Mulcahy, Michael Cook, and Kimberly Zarrilli were involved in the rescue.
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