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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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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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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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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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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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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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dwtomczyk August 25 2014 at 4:15 PM

he scaled it because he could not buy it

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Antie Sober August 25 2014 at 2:47 PM

he should be kicked in his balls repeatedly

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swordplay62 August 25 2014 at 3:58 PM

I've always been one for you should have the right to risk your own life, but if he could have fallen onto a vehicle or caused an accident.

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hislonv swordplay62 August 25 2014 at 4:09 PM

or he might be a security risk

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kmcc895370 August 26 2014 at 7:03 AM

he's lucky the way cops react today that they didn't shoot him 20 times while he was on top!

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