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Thrillseeker arrested after climbing Brooklyn Bridge to take pictures

Man Arrested for Climbing Brooklyn Bridge to Take Pictures

NEW YORK (PIX11) – A thrillseeker was arrested Sunday afternoon after police say he climbed a cable beam to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge to take pictures. A sergeant spotted 24-year-old Yaroslav Kolchin climbing the beam connected to the tower on the Brooklyn side of the bridge.

Video released by the NYPD shows Kolchin walking back and forth on the landing where he took pictures on his iPhone.

He descended safely down the spot where he climbed up and was met by police where he was arrested.

No property was damaged or removed from the bridge.

Kolchin was charged with criminal trespass, reckless endangerment, obstruction of governmental administration and disorderly conduct.

Security has been a concern at the bridge after two German artists climbed to the top of the tower, adding white flags.

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creepyasscracker6 August 25 2014 at 3:12 PM

Comcast\Xfinity own MSNBC and employ al sharpton .. drop your Comcast Cable subscription today ..

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kimcrdr August 25 2014 at 3:16 PM

sorry folks this is going to offend many but............with his name I hope the cops look to see just what he was taking pictures of, you know landmarks and such, we sure don't need attacked again!!

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alspoolhall August 25 2014 at 3:51 PM

The real issue here is the inability of security to actually keep the bridge secure. What a bunch of losers.

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investigatorkch alspoolhall August 25 2014 at 8:52 PM


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CHUCK August 25 2014 at 5:48 PM

NY security, Wake up you morons. When someone blows up the bridge then you will take action. Idiots!

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CHUCK August 25 2014 at 5:45 PM

Yes sir, we are right on top of the security issues that have taken place.
That back pack could have been loaded with explosives. Security has their head up their asses.

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billcdaly August 25 2014 at 4:54 PM

Again union workers, cops or monitors asleep on the job. Don't worry the union will protect them. SNAFU.

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mdennsr billcdaly August 25 2014 at 5:19 PM

or choking people

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AOLSUX August 25 2014 at 2:47 PM

he should be kicked in his balls repeatedly

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dwtomczyk August 25 2014 at 4:15 PM

he scaled it because he could not buy it

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stephen284 August 25 2014 at 10:05 PM

Homeland Security? Where are you?

Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent since 9/11 on "security." In particular, bridges, government facilities and nuclear plants. How is it that a foreign national just walks up to the top of a bridge to take pictures?

I am an amatuer photographer (actually have been paid for a book and magazine, but not my profession) and have been stopped from taking pictures in public areas, when the subject is considered "sensitive." That is, don't take pictures of the particulars of bridge structures, government buildings, power plants, etc.

Responsible photographers now shy away from excessive detail in these areas so our enemies don't have explicit data.

Someone in "Homeland Security" better check into his background, look at what he took and transmitted, then ship him back to Russia. Of course he could have just been a probe testing security at the bridge. In that case, he proved there was little to none. The point is he got access!

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investigatorkch August 25 2014 at 8:52 PM

lock his stupid arse up

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