- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Police Department says a college student who perched on a Brooklyn Bridge side railing while taking a selfie was acting in an “irresponsible” and “illegal” manner.

David Karnauch of Chattanooga, Tennessee, tells CBS New York (http://cbsloc.al/1RS4CAr ) that nobody tried to stop him last weekend. He says he had no clue the climb was forbidden.

NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller says the incident did not constitute a security breach. But Miller says Karnauch would have been arrested if officers had arrived while he was still there.

Last August, a Russian tourist was arrested for allegedly scaling the bridge to take photos.

Last July, American flags on the bridge’s towers were replaced with whitewashed versions. Two German artists claimed responsibility.

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Information from: WABC-TV, http://www.7online.com

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