New York’s Brooklyn Bridge was shut down and cleared of traffic today while a bomb squad investigated an abandoned SUV with no license plates or VIN number parked near the middle.

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The bomb squad did arrive, assisted by a bomb-sniffing dog, while police helicopters monitored the scene from above.

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Update: Police have given the all clear and reopened the bridge to traffic.

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Update: The New York Times’ J. David Goodman has some more details, although the situation is still mysterious. A breakdown is understandable, but why no plates? Police reportedly recovered DNA samples from the truck in an effort to track the driver.