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NYPD Says Truck on RFK Bridge Not a Threat

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The New York Police Department says a suspicious truck abandoned near a toll booth on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge last night turned out not to be a threat. The bridge reopened for traffic around midnight after being closed for several hours.

Police spokesman Paul Browne said a bridge authority officer believed he smelled gasoline coming from a parked truck, and that he saw a man flee the vehicle. The NYPD bomb squad and other emergency responders rushed to the scene, x-rayed the truck, cut a hole in the side but found nothing.

Browne said the truck had been driven from the Bronx toward Manhattan, and that the man fled in the direction of Queens.