NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A banner that appeared to praise Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “peacemaker” was hung from the Manhattan Bridge Thursday afternoon.

The banner, 20 feet by 30 feet, was draped from the northern walkway on the Brooklyn side of the bridge at around 2:30 p.m.

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The banner was removed a short time later.

Officers are looking at surveillance video on and around the bridge to try to find whoever hung the banner.

There have been no arrests.

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