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New York City police: French tourist scales Brooklyn Bridge

The Associated Press
| Sunday, November 16, 2014 8:39 p.m

Police: French tourist scales Brooklyn Bridge

NEW YORK — New York City police said a French tourist was taken into custody when he climbed the Brooklyn Bridge to take photos.

Police said the man climbed over a fence on the pedestrian walkway about noon Sunday to reach a cable beam connected to the tower on the Manhattan side of the famed span connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Police did not release his name, pending charges.

The daredevil feat occurred seven months after two German artists scaled both towers of the Brooklyn Bridge and switched the American flags atop them for white flags.

In August, a Russian tourist was arrested when he ascended a cable to the top of one of the towers.

— Wire report

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