A Chasidic man from Williamsburg is being hailed a hero after rescuing a 52-year-old Asian woman who attempted to jump off from the Brooklyn Bridge Monday morning, witnesses said.
The incident played down at around 9:55 a.m., when the woman attempted to jump off from the Brooklyn side of the bridge. Shloime Kohn, the Jewish man who was on the bridge and witnessed the attempt, held her down with the help of other civilians until police arrived. The woman was standing on the edge of the bridge.
Emergency Medical Services transported her to Woodhull Hospital, where she is being treated. She has a history of emotional disturbances, a law enforcement source said.
“It was nothing special. Just did what I had to do,” Kohn told JP over the phone.