Brooklyn Bridge climber coaxed down during rush-hour drama caught on video

Man taken to hospital once off the bridge, motives unknown

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The New York Police Department says a man was assisted off the cables of the Brooklyn Bridge without incident.

Police first received the call just before 6:30 a.m. Thursday. The bridge was reopened to traffic before 8 a.m.

( @TimothyDavidNYC / TMX)

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A department spokeswoman did not know if the man was suicidal, but he was taken to a hospital once off the bridge. She also did not mention if the man would face any charges. 

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The Daily Mail reported he was wearing an HH Cares T-shirt, which is the environmental and sustainability charity arm of The Howard Hughes Corp.