Monday, May 27, 2013

Abandoned Car on Brooklyn Bridge Draws Big Emergency Response

Scene on the Manhattan-bound lane. Photos: MK Metz
Police shut down the Brooklyn Bridge this evening around 5:30 p.m. when a dark car with no license plates was abandoned on the Manhattan-bound side.

The NYPD bomb squad with bomb-sniffing dogs and FDNY emergency vehicles pulled onto the bridge. Above, it appears that a FDNY vehicle is turned diagonal to the roadway. The abandoned car is out of sight to the left.

The emergency response included a police helicopter, which hovered over the Brooklyn tower of the bridge for more than an hour.

As the bomb squad examined the abandoned car, several NYPD marine units sailed around under the bridge.

Police gave the "all clear" around 7 p.m., according to the Brooklyn Eagle. Besides having no plates, the vehicle did not have a vehicle identification number, according to CNN.

Photos by MK Metz

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