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New security barriers on the Brooklyn Bridge after two high-profile trespassing incidents. (Credit: CBS 2)

New Security Barriers Installed On Brooklyn Bridge To Prevent Trespassing

After two high-profile security breaches at the Brooklyn Bridge, the city has taken action.

09/02/2014

Two bleached out American flags was placed surreptitiously on the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday, July 22. (Credit: CBS 2)

Sources To CBS 2: German Artists To Return Brooklyn Bridge American Flags

The NYPD has negotiated with the attorneys for the German artists who claim to have swapped the American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge, in order to get the American flags back, police sources told CBS 2.

08/21/2014

This Palestinian flag was unfurled on the span of the Manhattan Bridge during a protest march on Wednesday, Aug. 20. (Credit: L. Mazzei)

Police Investigate After Palestinian Protest Flag Is Unfurled On Manhattan Bridge

Police were investigating Wednesday evening after pro-Palestinian groups unfurled a political protest flag on the span of the Manhattan Bridge.

08/20/2014

A mysterious white flag is seen on top of the Brooklyn Bridge on July 22, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

German Artists Reportedly Claim Responsibility For Brooklyn Bridge White Flag Incident

Mischa Leinkauf and Matthias Wermke told the New York Times they were behind the stunt to celebrate “the beauty of public space.”

08/12/2014

Emergency services officers remove a mysterious white flag from the Brooklyn Bridge on July 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

‘New Pot Party’ Claims Responsibility For White Flags On Brooklyn Bridge

The NYPD says there is no truth to the claim made by marijuana activist The Rev. Bud Green.

07/31/2014

NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller visits the Brooklyn Bridge on July 25, 2014. (Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

CBS 2 Exclusive: NYPD Deputy Commissioner Offers Insight Into Brooklyn Bridge Flag Incident

The breach prompted a massive increase in security at the bridge.

07/25/2014

Emergency services officers remove a mysterious white flag from the Brooklyn Bridge on July 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Massive NYPD Response Day After Brooklyn Bridge White Flag Incident

A massive police presence surrounded the Brooklyn Bridge Wednesday – even with counterterrorism officers walking the beat – a day after unidentified vandals breached the security of the iconic span to replace the American flags with white flags.

07/23/2014