Sen. Charles Schumer wants a federal law to prohibit trespassing on big bridges or structures like the Statue of Liberty after incidents involving people who scaled the Brooklyn Bridge and World Trade Center.
A Russian tourist accused of climbing up a cable on the Brooklyn Bridge was in court Friday, and is still waiting for a final resolution.
After two high-profile security breaches at the Brooklyn Bridge, the city has taken action.
The Russian tourist accused of climbing the Brooklyn Bridge to take pictures with his cell phone was back in court Friday.
Yaroslav Kolchin, a 24-year-old Russian tourist visiting the city from Moscow, is charged with reckless endangerment, criminal trespass and other charges.
Police said Yaroslav Kolchin was seen walking back and forth on the landing, taking photos with his iPhone.