Brooklyn Bridge CLOSED — ‘Awkward’ Durango Spurs Holiday Panic

UPDATE 7:27 p.m.:
The bridge is open.

UPDATE 7:01 p.m.:

UPDATE 6:55 p.m.:
Cops are shaking hands, and police vehicles are leaving the scene.

brooklyn bridge closed

Screenshot via CBS live-stream.

UPDATE 6:49 p.m.:
A police dog just sniffed the vehicle; immediately after the dog’s handling officer gave a “thumbs up.”

brooklyn bridge closed.

Screenshot via CBS live-stream.

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.

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”:

Here’s a photo from NBC4:

Brooklyn Bridge closed abandoned dodge durango

Here’s a Vine showing a hovering helicopter at the scene:

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