2 men arrested for Trespassing on the Tappan Zee Bridge

FROM STATE POLICE THRUWAY PATROL

Picture 1Greenburgh, NY – On May 2, 2014 around 2:30 a.m., State Police in Tarrytown received a report of two subjects attempting to climb the Tappan Zee Bridge.

Troopers, along with the assistance of the Nyack Fire Department and New York State Thruway Authority, conducted a search of the area.

Minutes later, Troopers located two pedestrians walking along the deck of the bridge. Grant P. Gilliam, 27, of Rego Park, NY, and James J. McCullagh, 28, of Woodside, NY were arrested and transported to SP Tarrytown.

Statements from the suspects revealed the stunt was an attempt to take pictures from the bridge. The investigation is ongoing.

Gilliam and McCullagh were processed and charged with the following:

  • Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd Degree, Class A Misdemeanor
  • Criminal Trespass in the 3rd Degree, Class B Misdemeanor
  • Pedestrian on State Highway, Traffic Infraction

The men were released on bail and issued Appearance Tickets ordering them to appear in the Town of Greenburgh Court on Tuesday May 6, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.