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PHOTOS: Man Threatening To Jump Off Brooklyn Bridge

Vivian Giang and Mandi Woodruff

As of 4:11 p.m. EDT on Saturday, police are trying to negotiate with a man threatening to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge, ABC reports.

The bridge has been temporarily shut down in both directions.

UPDATE: As of 4:30 p.m., the man has been rescued by the police.

Here's the man on top of one of the bridge's big stanchions:

Brooklyn Bridge jumper

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The NYPD boats are in the water below:

Brooklyn Bridge

Vivian Giang

Worried onlookers have gathered at South Street Seaport:

Brooklyn Bridge

Vivian Giang / BI

The bridge deck is at a standstill:

Brooklyn Bridge

Vivian Giang / BI



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