Brooklyn Bridge reopened after false alarm

BROOKLYN - (AP) - The Brooklyn Bridge is being reopened afterpolice say a report of a suspicious package turned out to be afalse alarm.

The report came in at 9:38 a.m. Friday. The bridge was reopenedless than an hour later.

Police say someone on the walkway saw a flashlight with copperwiring and called 911. Pedestrian traffic was also briefly closed.

The bridge, which was opened in 1883, is undergoing a series ofrenovations for the next several years. There is a lot ofconstruction on both the Manhattan and Brooklyn sides.

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