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Police prevent teen from jumping off Brooklyn Bridge

Two quick-thinking NYPD officers prevented a 14-year-old girl from jumping from the Brooklyn Bridge this past Wednesday.

Officers Philip Hirsch (above left) and Donnell Graves (right), who are both assigned to patrolling the bridge's walkway, were alerted to the presence of a teenage girl who sat perched upon a beam on the outer part of the roadway.

Officer Hirsch scaled a support structure, enabling him to reach the young lady, while Officer Graves established a dialogue. Graves also approached the distraught teen and convinced her to return to the bridge's walkway.

As they were making their way to safety, police say the girl protested, shouting, "Let me go, let me go."

At that moment, Officer Graves grabbed hold of her waist and passed her down to other officers who were waiting below.

EMS then transported her to Bellevue Hospital for evaluation.


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