Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bomb scare on the Brooklyn Bridge: NYPD disposal officers tackle SUV abandoned with no license plates as traffic halts for hours

After a heavily-armored bomb technician tore through the vehicle and a bomb-sniffing dog gave it a once-over, the NYPD offered the all-clear and re-opened the key East River crossing to traffic about 7pm on Monday. The suspicious Dodge Durango was parked in a Manhattan-bound lane of the iconic bridge. Police shut down all traffic - both pedestrians and cars - while they ensured that it did not contain explosives.