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Brooklyn Bridge Closure on Memorial Day: Now Over After Police Clear a Suspicious SUV

By Staff Writer | May 27, 2013 10:11 PM EDT

 

Authorities decided for a Brooklyn Bridge closure for almost an hour at the night of the Memorial Day, all because of an abandoned SUV.

A sports utility vehicle without license plates was found at the Manhattan-bound lane of the bridge, from the Brooklyn side of the East River. A call at around 5:15 in the afternoon, Monday, was made to the authorities reporting about a Dodge Durango abandoned on the bridge.

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According to the spokesman of New York City Office of Emergency Management, Christopher Miller, the abandoned sports utility vehicle had no plates or any vehicle identification number.

The SUV stopped the traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge because the New York City Police temporarily closed it down to investigate if the vehicle poses a threat. NYPD bomb squad and other expert authorities were present during the investigation to check out the SUV. There are also police trucks on standby located nearby the blue SUV.

The Brooklyn Bridge closure lasted at about an hour, giving drivers annoying traffic headache as the need to find alternative routes. Both traffic directions were halted during the Brooklyn Bridge closure starting at around 6 pm. After almost an hour, around 7 in the evening, the authorities gave the 'all-clear' for the SUV, resuming the bridge traffic later.

This is not the first time for authorities to decide for a Brooklyn bridge closure.

 June of 2009, Brooklyn Bridge was shut down again because of the 3 black suitcases on the bridge but authorities later found out that there is nothing inside the cases. This incident also shut down Brooklyn Bridge for a little bit more than an hour.

 Furthermore, on October of 2010, the Brooklyn Bridge had also stopped its operation because of some suspicious packages. However, the threat was found to be just a false alarm. 

 

 

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