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NYPD Probes Suspicious Package On Brooklyn Bridge

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The Brooklyn Bridge - Brooklyn, NY - Jul 21, 2010 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

The Brooklyn Bridge – Brooklyn, NY – Jul 21, 2010 – Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

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NEW YORK (AP) – The Brooklyn Bridge has reopened after police say a report of a suspicious package turned out to be a false alarm.

The report came in at 9:38 a.m. Friday. The bridge was reopened less than an hour later.

Police say someone on the walkway saw a flashlight with copper wiring and called 911. Pedestrian traffic was also briefly closed.

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The bridge, which was opened in 1883, is undergoing a series of renovations for the next several years. There is a lot of construction on both the Manhattan and Brooklyn sides.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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