Originally posted on The Beast 980:
NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s top police officer says Nik Wallenda’s hope of tightrope walking between the city’s most famous skyscrapers just isn’t going to fly.
NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly was asked on Monday about the possibility of Wallenda, a member of the famous “Flying Wallendas” circus family, walking a tightrope between the Chrysler and Empire State buildings.
The daredevil completed a walk over a gorge near the Grand Canyon on Sunday, walked over Niagara Falls a year ago, and was eyeing New York City for his next death-defying attempt.
“I would say no,” Kelly said. “I think it’s dangerous.”
He added that any attempt could be hazardous to those on the ground underneath in case of a fall.
“Here, there’s thousands of New Yorkers who certainly could be put at risk. So I don’t think it would be wise in this city,” Kelly said.
Wallenda walked a quarter…
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