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Man is threatens to jump from Sydney’s Anzac Bridge – as police try to coax him down 

BREAKING NEWS: Shirtless man threatens to jump from Sydney’s Anzac Bridge as he climbs a pole on the structure – as police try to coax him down

  • A man has climbed a diagonal pole on Sydney’s Anzac Bridge on Tuesday
  • Police are on the scene trying to safely talk the shirtless man off the structure
  • Motorists shared photos and videos of the man shimmying up the bridge 

A man is reportedly threatening to jump from Sydney’s Anzac Bridge after climbing a diagonal pole on the structure.

The shirtless man, who is wearing back shorts and no shoes, is being consoled by police as they attempt to bring him down to safety.

Motorists shared photos and videos of the man shimmying up the structure, as well the heavy police presence at the scene on Tuesday evening. 

A man is reportedly threatening to jump from Sydney’s Anzac Bridge after climbing a diagonal pole on the structure (pictured)

Sitting on the roof of an ambulance, a police officer used a portable speaker to ask the man to get down from the bridge, The Daily Telegraph reported.  

‘I need you to not worry about that,’ she told the man.  

The man has reportedly continued to inch his way up the structure amid the windy conditions. It’s understood he first climbed up at about 9.40pm.  

A NSW Police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia a police operation is underway at the bridge, which connects Rozelle to Pyrmont. 

The spokeswoman said vehicles are urged to avoid the area. 

At about 9.50pm, Live Traffic Sydney tweeted: ‘Western Distributor on Anzac Bridge, a police operation has closed the road westbound, use diversions, expect delays, exercise caution.’ 

An officer with abseiling gear and a helmet is at the scene.

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The shirtless man, who is wearing back shorts and no shoes, is being consoled by police as they attempt to bring him down to safety

The shirtless man, who is wearing back shorts and no shoes, is being consoled by police as they attempt to bring him down to safety

A NSW Police spokeswoman confirmed a police operation is underway at the bridge

A NSW Police spokeswoman confirmed a police operation is underway at the bridge

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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