Brooklyn Bridge Suicide Jump: Teen Lands Near Posh Cafe

Published:1:14 pm EDT, November 27, 2012| Updated:11:02 pm EDT, November 27, 2012|
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@gvanullen tweeted this photo of the jumper with this message: "Possible jumper on Brooklyn Bridge. Hope they can help..."

A 19-year-old man climbed the cables of the Brooklyn Bridge today and jumped to his death during the morning rush hour.

The victim plummeted from the east tower on the Brooklyn-bound side, landing near the upscale River Cafe in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn.

River Cafe.

Firefighters responded around 7:20 a.m., and the teen stood atop the tower until making the leap at 8:05.

A helicopter rescue attempt failed.

The bridge was shut down for several hours.

The victim remains unidentified, described only as Asian.

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Via the New York Post.

Sources: Daily Mail, NY Post, Gothamist

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