We heard via Brooklyn365 that there was a jumping attempt off the Williamsburg Bridge this afternoon. The police have confirmed to us that there was a man on the bridge who attempted to jump at about 4 p.m. today. While “circumstances are unknown,” they report that the guy is now in custody. (When pressed, the cop we spoke to agreed that that would indicate he had indeed been talked down and not actually jumped.) If you were there, let us know what you saw. We’ll update as we learn more.
Via Brooklyn 365, here’s a shot of the traffic jam that ensued: