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Man talked off Manhattan Bridge

Cops talked an man down from the Manhattan Bridge Wednesday afternoon.

Police said someone called 911 about an emotionally disturbed man at about 2:15 p.m. Officers from the Emergency Services Unit talked the man down from the beams of the bridge and strapped him into a rescue harness.

The circumstances surrounding why the man was on the bridge were unclear. His identity was not released.

At least four officers and a sergeant helped the man down from the bridge. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center, police said.



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