Posted on August 25, 2014 at 6:42 AM
(ABC News) -- Police are investigating a new security breach on New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge – with a 24-year-old scaling the bridge and taking photos with his iPhone, authorities said.
The situation happened at about 12:15 p.m. Sunday. Video shows the man – identified as Yaroslav Kolchin – walking past security and scaling the bridge.
Aviation, harbor and emergency service units rushed to the scene, with the man taken into custody.
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Kolchin faces charges of reckless endangerment, obstruction of governmental administration, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct - hazardous condition, police told ABC News.
Sunday’s incident comes just over a month after two American flags were stolen
from the top of the bridge, replaced with a pair of bleached-out flags – reportedly the work of two German artists.
There was no reported injuries or damage in the latest incident.