NYPD clears suspicious truck

Reopens bridge after second bomb scare in a week.

By ASSOCIATED PRESS, JPOST.COM STAFF
May 6, 2010 08:43
NYPD clears suspicious truck

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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.

The bridge has reopened for traffic after being closed briefly.

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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.

Police X-rayed the truck and cut a hole in the side to discover it was empty. They are looking to interrogate the person who abandoned it.

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