NYPD clears suspicious truck
Reopens bridge after second bomb scare in a week.
By ASSOCIATED PRESS, JPOST.COM STAFF
May 6, 2010 08:43
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The New York Police
Department said a truck abandoned several yards from a toll booth near
the Manhattan side of the Robert F. Kennedy (Triborough) Bridge on
Wednesday is empty and isn't a threat.Police X-rayed
truck and cut a hole in the side to discover it was empty. They are
looking to interrogate the person who abandoned it.RELATED:
The bridge has reopened
for traffic after being closed briefly.
Police say witnesses had
reported seeing a man flee the vehicle Wednesday night. A smell of
gasoline was reported coming from the vehicle, which was described as a
U-Haul or Ryder rental truck.
native admits to Times Square bomb plot
comes days after a
car bomb was found in Times Square. Pakistan-born American citizen Faisal
Shahzad was arrested while trying to
escape to Dubai, and has admitted to planting the explosives.