NYPD investigates illegal Brooklyn Bridge selfie

David Karnauch took the photo Monday after climbing a beam on the bridge. The NYPD is now investigating. (David Karnauch)

Police are investigating after a tourist snapped an illegal selfie on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Police say David Karnauch took the photo Monday after climbing a beam on the bridge, and he climbed down before officers patrolling the bridge arrived.

"The actions of this individual do not constitute a security breach," the NYPD said in a statement. "The person most endangered was the individual whose goal seems to be bringing attention to himself. It was however, irresponsible and illegal. Had the officers patrolling the bridge arrived while he was there, he would have been arrested, as others have been. When he called the act not a smart thing to do, he described it correctly."

Karnauch is now back home in Tennessee.
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