NYPD Officers Join ‘Running Man Challenge' Craze, Dance With Kids on Brooklyn Bridge

Officers hit the Brooklyn Bridge to break out their best takes on the running man dance, along with students from PS 23 in Brooklyn

The NYPD is getting in on the viral dance craze dubbed the Running Man Challenge. 

Officers hit the Brooklyn Bridge to break out their best takes on the running man dance, along with students from PS 23 in Brooklyn, video posted to Facebook shows. 

"#RunningManChallenge accepted, NZ Police Recruitment!" the post says, addressing a challenge by New Zealand police

It then goes on to extend the challenge to FDNY, Boston Police and Scotland Police, asking "Are you up for it?" 

The Running Man Challenge -- a social media dance meme set to the 1995 song "My Boo" by the Ghost Town DJs -- is said to have been sparked in the mainstream by Maryland basketball players Jared Nickens and Jaylen Brantley, according to Sports Illustrated.

Other college basketball teams caught on, and soon professional sports teams and players were doing their own versions. 

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NBC 4 New York's own Today in New York team wasn't immune to the craze, either. See video below. 

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