Banner of Russian President Vladimir Putin hung from Manhattan Bridge

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Thursday, October 6, 2016

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Police are trying to find out who unfurled a large banner from the Manhattan Bridge Thursday with a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The banner, with the word "PEACEMAKER" on it, appeared at about 1:45 p.m. and was removed by police about an hour later.

The banner was hanging from the east side of the bridge under the Manhattan-bound lanes.

Police will investigate who hung the banner on the bridge and why.

NewsCopter 7 was over the scene:

NewsCopter 7 was over the Manhattan Bridge, where someone hung a banner of Vladimir Putin.

There have been no arrests.