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NYPD cops rescue woman from ledge of Brooklyn overpass

NYPD cops rescue woman from ledge of Brooklyn overpass

NYPD cops rescued a woman who refused to come down from the ledge of a Brooklyn overpass on Tuesday night, authorities and witnesses said.

Officers were able to grab the woman off the railing after she dropped her cigarette, according to a witness.
Officers were able to grab the woman off the railing after she dropped her cigarette, according to a witness.
Paul Martinka

The woman was first spotted by a motorist on a railing atop an entrance ramp to the Gowanus Expressway in Bay Ridge at about 6:15 p.m., police said.

The woman on the ledge refused to step off in a nearly hour-long standoff with NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit.
The woman on the ledge refused to step off in a nearly hour-long standoff with NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit.
Paul Martinka
The woman on the ledge refused to step off in a nearly hour-long standoff with NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit.
Officers were able to grab the woman off the railing..
Paul Martinka

The driver tried to talk to the woman, but she would not respond, cops said.

Members of the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit arrived, along with other cops, and closed a portion of the roadway surrounding 65th Street and 3rd Avenue as they communicated with the woman.

Officers were able to grab the woman off the railing after she dropped her cigarette, according to a witness.
The woman was taken off the ledge safely by NYPD cops.
Paul Martinka
Bystanders watch as officers rescue a woman off the ledge of the Gowanus Expressway in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
Bystanders watch as officers rescue a woman off the ledge of the Gowanus Expressway in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
Paul Martinka

After a nearly hour-long standoff, two ESU cops were able to grab the woman from the railing after she dropped her cigarette, according to a witness.

NYPD closed off a portion of the roadway surrounding 65th Street and 3rd Avenue while rescuing the woman.
NYPD closed off a portion of the roadway surrounding 65th Street and 3rd Avenue while rescuing the woman.
Paul Martinka

The woman was taken to Lutheran Medical Center for an evaluation, police said.

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