Brooklyn Bridge reopens after search of unattended vehicle

May 27, 2013 5:49:37 PM PDT
Police have given the all clear, and the Brooklyn Bridge has reopened after authorities searched an unattended vehicle.

Authorities said a call about the car, a Dodge Durango with no license plates on the Manhattan-bound lanes, came in around 5:15 p.m. Monday. The vehicle was stopped a short distance into the bridge's span coming from the Brooklyn side of the East River.

Police shut down traffic in both directions around 6 p.m., causing a traffic headache as drivers were forced to find alternate routes. Authorities declared the all-clear around 7 p.m., with traffic resuming soon after.

A member of the bomb squad as well as a bomb sniffing dog could be seen checking out the vehicle that was left on the bridge. The vehicle appeared to be a blue Dodge Durango.

(The Associated Press Contributed to This Report)