New York Police deployed emergency crews to rescue a man who climbed to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge shortly before noon on Friday, causing the bridge to close.

New York police deployed various rescue teams around 12 p.m. after reports of a man appeared on top of the bridge.

“A dejected man has scaled the Brooklyn Bridge and threatens to jump,” the NYPD tweeted on Twitter just after 12:30 p.m.

Both traffic directions across the bridge were immediately closed and reopened nearly four hours later.

The department tweeted aerial images of the man on top of the bridge.

New York police said several of its specialized teams have responded to the scene, including aviation and water units that are providing surveillance.

The NYPD managed to safely arrest the man at 3 p.m. The department said they would take him to a local hospital for evaluation.

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