Man Scales Howrah Bridge, Throws Traffic Out Of Gear

A Kolkata police official said that patrolling cops spotted a middle-aged man scaling the bridge at around 3:30 pm.

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Man Scales Howrah Bridge, Throws Traffic Out Of Gear

The area sees heavy traffic movement in the afternoon

Kolkata:  In peak hours on Monday, traffic on Howrah Bridge went for a toss after a man was spotted scaling the century-old structure. The area, which sees heavy traffic movement in the afternoon, almost came to a stand still as police and fire brigade officials struggled to bring the man down.

A Kolkata police official said that patrolling cops spotted a middle-aged man scaling the bridge at around 3:30 pm. He was brought down with the help of a ladder by personnel of the fire brigade and a team from Golabari police station of Howrah Police Commissionerate, the official said.

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The man, reported to be a vagrant, was admitted to a Howrah hospital by the police. 

This was not the first such incident. Several people have earlier climbed the bridge and officials had hard time bringing them down.

(With inputs from PTI)

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