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Man Threatening Suicide Snarls Traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge

By Janon Fisher and Patrick Hedlund  on May 4, 2013 4:59pm  | Updated on May 5, 2013 11:03am

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 An emotional disturbed man snarls traffice on the Brooklyn Bridge with suicide attempt.
Emotionally Disturbed Man Threatens Suicide on the Brooklyn Bridge
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BROOKLYN BRIDGE — An emotional disturbed man threatening suicide from the top of the Brooklyn Bridge snarled traffic on both sides of the East River for about an hour and a half Saturday before he was rescued by police.

Police stopped traffic going both ways on the bridge just before 2 p.m. which caused major gridlock on the FDR on the Manhattan side of the river and on the Brooklyn/Queens Expressway on the Brooklyn side.

The 52-year-old unidentified man walked out to the edge of the Manhattan side tower 276 feet over the wate until police could talk him off the ledge around 3:30 p.m.

Police rescue suicidal man from the top of Brooklyn Bridge
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