UPDATE 7:27 p.m.:
The bridge is open.
UPDATE: Brooklyn Bridge reopens in both directions after police investigate abandoned vehicle, issue all-clear bit.ly/18ojrIw
— LeMaige Tapia (@LeMaige) May 27, 2013
UPDATE 7:01 p.m.:
NEW YORK: U/D – Police say traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge should reopen shortly after nothing suspicious was found in the abandoned vehicle.
— KolHaolam (@KolHaolam) May 27, 2013
UPDATE 6:55 p.m.:
Cops are shaking hands, and police vehicles are leaving the scene.
UPDATE 6:49 p.m.:
A police dog just sniffed the vehicle; immediately after the dog’s handling officer gave a “thumbs up.”
UPDATE 6:38 p.m.:
The suspicious vehicle, which was previously noted to have no license plates, also has no Vehicle Identification Number — according to live TV coverage.
Original story below.
— Beto Mendez (@haventfoundme) May 27, 2013
The Brooklyn Bridge is closed and has been since around 5:50 p.m. EST.
It’s completely closed, with no traffic in either direction.
Police helicopters are hovering.
The scrutiny is apparently surrounding an abandoned SUV — a blue Dodge Durango that appears to have no license plate, parked in the Manhattan-bound lanes.
A Patch editor cites cops calling the vehicle “awkward”:
— Liz Mitchell (@lmitchell09) May 27, 2013
Here’s a Vine showing a hovering helicopter at the scene: