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Brooklyn, NY - Israeli Tourists Arrested After Climbing Brooklyn Bridge

Published on: February 24, 2017 10:00 AM
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Brooklyn, NY - An Israeli tourist was arrested for climbing the Brooklyn Bridge to take pictures with his smartphone.


The NY Post says (https://goo.gl/EB0l0y) 18-year-old, Yaroslav Kolchin was picked up at about 7 p.m. Thursday after jumping over a fence on the Brooklyn side of the bridge.

“He jumped up to get a selfie with the skyline behind him,” the Post quoted a witness as saying.

The man was charged with criminal trespass.

Officials previously beefed up security around the bridge after a series of incidents involving climbers taking selfies or replacing the flags atop the bridge.


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 Feb 24, 2017 at 10:24 AM abuezri Says:

Did he get the selfie?


 Feb 24, 2017 at 03:56 PM Bsyata-dshmaya Says:

All they did was arrest him?


 Feb 25, 2017 at 07:24 PM Anonymous Says:

What did you want the NYPD to do, beat the heck out of him?


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