Fri. Mar 1st, 2024
alert-–-nyc’s-williamsburg-bridge-is-closed-as-person-is-seen-climbing-along-the-top-of-it-–-a-month-after-nypd-were-seen-in-horrifying-footage-rescuing-distraught-man-threatening-to-jumpAlert – NYC’s Williamsburg Bridge is closed as person is seen CLIMBING along the top of it – a month after NYPD were seen in horrifying footage rescuing distraught man threatening to jump

New York City’s Williamsburg Bridge is currently closed due a person climbing along the top of it.

Worrying images show the individual traversing across the suspension bridge, which is sits 135 feet above the East River at its center.

The incident has sparked travel chaos with traffic across the bridge grinding to a halt in both directions.

There is also disruption to the J and M trains which have been stopped from running across the bridge.

NYC's Williamsburg Bridge has been closed in both directions after a person was seen walking along the top of the structure

NYC’s Williamsburg Bridge has been closed in both directions after a person was seen walking along the top of the structure

NYCT Subway confirmed J and M trains are not running over the bridge as police conduct an investigation

NYCT Subway confirmed J and M trains are not running over the bridge as police conduct an investigation

NYCT Subway released a statement with advice to travelers which said: ‘The Williamsburg Bridge is still closed to all vehicles, including trains, while NYPD conducts an investigation. 

‘There is no: -J service between Essex St and Myrtle Av -M service between 57 St and Myrtle Av Take nearby trains/buses for service to/from Manhattan.’

A heavy police presence has been seen in the area with reports of helicopters flying overhead. 

The incident comes just a month after NYPD were filmed in a dramatic rescue of a man threatening to jump from the same spot. 

Bodycam footage showed the nail-biting moment a cop scaled the bridge in pouring rain to reach a distraught man threatening to jump.

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