Men Face Charges After Scaling Brooklyn Bridge to Take Photos of Sunrise: Police

Many people in the past have been arrested for breaching the Brooklyn Bridge

Two men from Connecticut were charged Saturday morning with trespassing after climbing onto a beam of the Brooklyn Bridge in order to take photos of the sunrise, authorities said.

An officer responded to a 6:10 a.m. report about two men who were on a beam over the roadway on the Brooklyn side of the bridge, according to police.

The officer talked to the pair, who claimed they wanted to watch the sunrise and take photographs, police said. They were taken into custody without incident.

Sean Cody, 25, Southport, and Scott Lockett, 24, of New Canaan, each face charges of criminal trespass and reckless endangerment, police said. There was no available information about whether they had obtained lawyers who could speak on their behalf.

Many people in the past have been arrested for breaching the bridge.

Last September, an Argentinian tourist was arrested on trespassing charges after he was caught attempting to scale the bridge. The man was identified as 23-year-old Jorge Arredondo.

In August, a University of Tennessee student was arrested after he posted a selfie from atop the span, and in November, 2014, French tourist Yonathin Souid climbed the bridge to take photos. Russian tourist Yaroslav Kolchin also climbed a beam in August, 2014. 

On July 22, 2014, two bleached-white American flags were found planted on the bridge span. Two German artists claimed they'd installed the flags as part of a project to celebrate the German engineer who designed the bridge.

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