NYPD X-rays suspicious truck at bridge, clears it

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Police Department says a truck abandoned several yards from a toll booth near the Manhattan side of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge is empty and isn't a threat.

The bridge has reopened for traffic after being closed briefly.

Police say witnesses had reported seeing a man flee the vehicle Wednesday night. A smell of gasoline was reported coming from the vehicle, which was described as a U-Haul or Ryder truck.

Police X-rayed the truck and cut a hole in the side to discover it was empty. They're looking to speak to the person who abandoned it.

Traffic on the bridge resumed around midnight.

The Robert F. Kennedy Bridge formerly was called the Triborough Bridge. It's a complex of spans connecting Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx.

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