NYPD clears suspicious truck

Reopens bridge after second bomb scare in a week.

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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.
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.
native admits to Times Square bomb plot
This incident 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.