Shocking video shows moment Brooklyn Bridge is closed down as climber clings to cables before being coaxed down by NYPD

Shocking video shows moment Brooklyn Bridge is closed down as climber clings to cables before being coaxed down by NYPD

A SHOCKING video shows the moment traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge is shut down as a climber clings to cables before being coaxed down by police.

The man’s death-defying stunt caused traffic chaos on the southbound FDR Drive and the eastbound side of the bridge shortly after 7.30am on Thursday.

An unidentified man scaled the Brooklyn Bridge on Thursday morning
An unidentified man scaled the Brooklyn Bridge on Thursday morningCredit: Twitter/SwiftRunsNY
The man's actions caused rush hour chaos on the Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge and southbound FDR Drive
The man’s actions caused rush hour chaos on the Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge and southbound FDR DriveCredit: Twitter/SwiftRunsNY
It's unclear why the man scaled the bridge
It’s unclear why the man scaled the bridgeCredit: Twitter/SwiftRunsNY

Footage from the scene appeared to show emergency responders on the bridge’s cable.

The suspect appeared to be clinging onto the bridge’s cables as first responders attempted to bring him down safely.

It’s unclear why the man scaled the monument.

“Due to a police investigation, two Brooklyn bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge are currently closed,” the New York City Police Department tweeted.

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“Expect traffic and delays in the area. Please use an alternate route.”

Eventually, the man agreed to climb back down to safety.

All lanes reopened at around 8.30am; however, commuters should expect residual traffic delays.

Drivers can expect to see heavy traffic delays on the FDR Drive.

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