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Triborough Bridge Shut Down: New York City Bomb Squad Investigates Abandoned U-Haul Truck On RFK

Triborough Bridge

05/ 6/10 03:04 PM ET   AP

NEW YORK — Police say a U-Haul truck that caused a bomb scare after it was ditched near a toll booth at New York City's Robert F. Kennedy Bridge is not terrorism related.

Police say a bridge authority officer believed he smelled gasoline coming from the truck and saw a man flee the vehicle late Wednesday night.

The NYPD bomb squad and other emergency officials rushed to the scene, but nothing dangerous was found inside the vehicle.

The driver was waved over by Port Authority officials who do routine searches of trucks on city bridges, and he may have fled because the truck was stolen.

Police say it was traced to a U-Haul business in the Bronx.

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