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Abandoned truck on NY bridge triggers false alarm

An abandoned truck on a New York City bridge on Wednesday created fresh panic and triggered an alarm, forcing authorities to shut it down and sent bomb squad investigators.

world Updated: May 06, 2010 12:56 IST
PTI
Hindustantimes

An abandoned truck on a New York City bridge on Wednesday created fresh panic and triggered an alarm, forcing authorities to shut it down and sent bomb squad investigators.

Authorities shut down the Robert F Kennedy Bridge after the abandoned truck was reported. A man was seen leaving the truck but the bomb squad which was rushed to the scene found no explosives, police said.

The fresh scare came just days after a failed bombing plot in Times Square raised fears of another terror attack on the city, prompting a massive manhunt that led to the arrest of a Pakistani-origin suspect.

The Robert F Kennedy bridge connects the three boroughs of Manhattan, Queens and Bronx in the city.

The bridge was re-opened shortly after being closed for brief period of time during the inspection.