Man climbs Brooklyn Bridge and gets arrested

NEW YORK (CNN/NYPD) — Despite added security, a 24-year-old man managed to climb the Brooklyn Bridge. You’re looking at police video of that climb from Sunday afternoon.

A senior law enforcement official says the Russian tourist reached the top of one of the towers to take photos. An NYPD sergeant stationed at the bridge immediately called for backup after seeing the man climb over a security fence. Additional security has been stationed at the bridge after American flags atop the bridge’s two towers were stolen and replaced by white flags. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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