New York's Triborough Bridge Shut Down Over Truck Bomb Scare

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From Reuters:

New York City’s Triborough Bridge was shut down on Wednesday night after police said a truck, smelling of gas, was found abandoned on the busy thoroughfare.

New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said a worker on the bridge that connects the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx found the vehicle abandoned by its driver and apparently smelling of gas.

The New York police bomb squad was investigating the vehicle, law enforcement sources said.

Browne said the vehicle was a U-Haul rental truck with Arizona license plates. It was left on a Manhattan-bound service road leading from the Bronx, he said. Fire officials were responding.

Witness said the driver was seen running from the truck.

Update: CNN (via former Homeland Security Advisor Fran Townsend) is reporting that the “all clear” has been given, and that police report there is no bomb in the truck.

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