This past weekend an intense standoff occurred between police and a man threatening to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge. On Saturday, the Brooklyn Bridge was closed for over an hour because a 52-year-old man was threatening to jump off the top of the Manhattan Tower.

According to DNAinfo New York, police stopped traffic going both ways on the Brooklyn Bridge early in the afternoon on Saturday, causing major gridlock. Police officers wore harnesses and walked out on the support cables to talk the man down. Luckily police were able to convince the man to step off the ledge to the delight of onlookers stuck in traffic. You can watch a YouTube video of the entire ordeal below.

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