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Brooklyn Bridge reopened after check of suspicious vehicle

Published on May 28, 2013 9:24 AM
 
The Brooklyn Bridge is pictured at dusk on Memorial Day in New York May 27, 2013. The bridge reopened on Monday evening after being closed for almost two hours at the end of a holiday weekend while New York City police investigated an unattended vehicle. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - The Brooklyn Bridge reopened on Monday evening after being closed for almost two hours at the end of a holiday weekend while New York City police investigated an unattended vehicle.

The bridge was shut down at 5.15pm (5.15am Singapore time) as the police bomb squad investigated a Manhattan-bound SUV.

An "all clear" was issued and the historic bridge reopened to traffic at 7 pm, said New York Police Detective Kellyann Ort.

WCBS Radio's traffic correspondent reported the vehicle had no license plates. The closing backed up Memorial Day holiday traffic, the station said.