Man Climbs Brooklyn Bridge, Takes A Stroll, Is Arrested

A man set out for a stroll hundreds of feet above the East River on Sunday after scaling the top of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Yaroslav Kolchin began from the Brooklyn side of the bridge, climbing a support beam and walking toward the top. He managed to take some photos before police directed him down and arrested him, Reuters reported.

NYPD dispatched several teams of officers and a helicopter to guide the pedestrian from his perch at 276 feet. Kolchin now faces charges including criminal trespass and reckless endangerment.

The incident came only two weeks after two German artists were discovered to have planted white flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge.

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h/t New York Magazine

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