May 5th, 2010
11:45 PM ET

New York bridge to reopen after U-Haul scare

New York authorities have determined that a moving truck abandoned on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, formerly known as Triborough Bridge, did not pose a threat.

Police closed off the bridge for about two hours on both directions after being made aware of the incident shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday.

The department's bomb squad was called to the scene after a toll booth operator who approached the U-Haul truck smelled a strong odor of gasoline, said Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne.

The truck, with Arizona license plates, was headed to Manhattan from the Bronx when the driver abandoned it about 1,000 feet from a toll booth - and ran off, witnesses told police.

The bridge earned its former name - Triborough - because it connects three of New York's five boroughs: Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx.

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    IN ARIZONA, YOU CAN LEGALLY CARRY A GUN And Shoot A Muslim P Of S Or An Illegal Gang Banger Grease Ball Trying To Hurt You Or Others..........Nitwits In Nyc Only Allow Criminals To Carry.

    May 6, 2010 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. YouAreRight

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    May 6, 2010 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. Fred

    Fuji, I wish to agree with you about Islam vs Peace. But look at the wars around the world – Afganistan, Iraq, Iran, Russia, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Lebonon, uzbekistan, khazakhastan... why is that where ever there are muslims, there are wars? (or where there is a war, there are muslims..?). Any thoughts on that?

    May 6, 2010 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Henry

    Are you seriously going to make yourself this stupid on CNN?
    You sound like an immature kid trying to make a better comeback. You really need to grow up and grow a pair.
    If you anything to say let me know, find me on Facebook where you don't have to look like such a embarrassment to the rest of mankind. I'll make it easy on you, I'll send you a link.

    May 6, 2010 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. Biswa Pratim Sinha

    The U.S. authorities defence authorities does a excellent jobs in curbing terrorist threat inside N.Y. city .

    May 6, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. joan

    If the driver needed help, he could have asked the toll booth operator. Instead, he ran. What's with that?

    May 6, 2010 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  7. Chris

    #204 Iran isn't in a war and hasn't started one in over a hundred years.
    ALSO, so far we haven't experienced any terrorist attacks coming from that country.

    Lol, just to make that clear if in any case people take your post seriously.

    Aaand who started the World Wars, the Vietnam war etc? Sure were not muslims.

    May 6, 2010 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jessica

    wow! we have a lot of racist people on here. What I freaking hate about us here in the US are the double stanards we hold. From what I see here people find it just fine to hate and slam Hispanics or Arabs. But if it was being said all black people were drug dealing gangsters or all white people were KKK members, I dont even know if CNN would even post it. It makes me sick the hate and double standards white AND black people have in this country when it comes to their definition of racism.

    May 6, 2010 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  9. Gerard Buck

    not all Muslims are terrorists, but it seems that all terrorists ARE Muslim.

    May 6, 2010 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. Pappy

    Gerard Buck:

    I have to disagree. Not all terrorists are Muslim. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Oklahoma City Bomber, who killed hundreds and injured hundreds more was, in fact, American. Yes, he had red, white and blue blood pumping through his veins. So terrorists can be anybody.

    May 6, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  11. staci

    this is crazy God is spelled with a capital G

    May 7, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
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