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George Washington Bridge Climber Surrenders to Police

NEW YORK (1010 WINS/WCBS 880) — A man who scaled the George Washington Bridge on Saturday and caused massive traffic delays due to a large police response surrendered to authorities in the afternoon, the NYPD said.

Police were called to the scene when at least one person was seen climbing the south side of the suspension bridge.

There were initial reports that there were up to three people climbing the bridge, with information from the FDNY.

A man surrendered to police approximately three and a half hours after the incident began and was transported to Irving NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center for evaluation.

At least one man scaled the George Washington Bridge on Saturday and surrendered to police.

At least one man scaled the George Washington Bridge on Saturday and surrendered to police.

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It was not immediately clear if the man will face charges. Police did not confirm or deny whether the man was protesting, whether he was emotionally disturbed or whether he was climbing the bridge for another purpose.

Although police activity has dissipated, the Port Authority wrote in X at 4:15 pm that the George Washington Bridge is still experiencing major delays across the Hudson River from Fort Lee. Travelers are encouraged to take alternative routes.

At 5 p.m., the delay on the lower level of the bridge was 60 minuteswhile the delay of the upper level was 75 minutes.

At peak traffic, there was a delay of at least less 90 minutes On Bridge.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Citizen