A member of the NYPD Bomb Squad. Credit: Miles Dixon/Metro. A member of the NYPD Bomb Squad. Credit: Miles Dixon/Metro.

The NYPD was investigating an unattended vehicle left on the Brooklyn Bridge Monday evening, police reported.

Cops said the vehicle was discovered around 5:15 p.m. It was in the middle of the bridge, in the Manhattan-bound lane.

As a result, both lanes of traffic were shut down, and the Bomb Squad was deployed to the scene, cops said.

 

Reports from Twitter indicated that two helicopters were initially on scene.

Though some reports indicated that the vehicle, apparently an SUV, wasten feet away from what appeared to be a backpack, police could not confirm the presence of a backpack.

Police said the car did not have license plates. Reports from the Office of Emergency Management earlier supposedly indicated that the vehicle also did not have a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), though the police could not confirm that either.

After inspection by the Bomb Squad and the K-9 Unit, the vehicle was declared all clear, cops said.

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