Brooklyn Bridge reopened after check of suspicious vehicle

Tue May 28, 2013 5:09am IST

A woman walks across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files

A woman walks across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York January 24, 2013.

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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 5:15 p.m. (2115 GMT) as the police bomb squad investigated a Manhattan-bound SUV. An "all clear" was issued and the historic bridge reopened to traffic at 7 p.m. (2300 GMT), 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. (Reporting by Mary Wisniewski; Editing by Barbara Goldberg and Peter Cooney)

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