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Updated: May 6, 2010 12:40 IST

Abandoned truck on New York bridge triggers false alarm

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A pair of boots dangle from a wire outside a home where Faisal Shahzad, a suspect in the Times Square bomb plot, lived, in Bridgeport, Conn. Photo: AP.
A pair of boots dangle from a wire outside a home where Faisal Shahzad, a suspect in the Times Square bomb plot, lived, in Bridgeport, Conn. Photo: AP.

An abandoned truck on a New York City bridge today created fresh panic and triggered an alarm, forcing authorities to shut it down and sent bomb squad investigators.

Authorities shut down the Robert F Kennedy Bridge after the abandoned truck was reported. A man was seen leaving the truck but the bomb squad which was rushed to the scene found no explosives, police said.

The fresh scare came just days after a failed bombing plot in Times Square raised fears of another terror attack on the city, prompting a massive manhunt that led to the arrest of a Pakistani—origin suspect.

The Robert F Kennedy bridge connects the three boroughs of Manhattan, Queens and Bronx in the city.

The bridge was re—opened shortly after being closed for brief period of time during the inspection.

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