- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Tennessee man was arrested in his home state Monday after he climbed a beam atop the Brooklyn Bridge to snap a selfie.

David Karnauch of Chattanooga, 21, was arrested as a “fugitive from New York” on endangerment charges, more than a month after he posted a picture on Instagram of himself trespassing on one of the railings.

The image raised questions about the security of the bridge, prompting NYPD official John Miller to play down security concerns, AOL.com reported.

“That particular spot on the bridge has nothing to do with the structural integrity of the bridge from a terrorism perspective,” Mr. Miller said at the time.

The selfie was the fourth such security breach on the bridge over the past 12 months, AOL.com reported. Several international tourists have climbed the bridge to take photos, and in July of last year the American flags decorating the bridge  were switched with white flags, symbolizing surrender, by two German artists.


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