New York shuts Triborough Bridge after truck found abandoned

By Reuters
Wednesday, May 5, 2010; 11:28 PM

NEW YORK--New York City's Triborough Bridge was shut down Wednesday night after police said a truck, smelling of gas, was found abandoned on the busy thoroughfare.

New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said a worker on the bridge that connects the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx found the vehicle abandoned by its driver and apparently smelling of gas.

Browne said the vehicle was a U-Haul rental truck with Arizona license plates. It was left on a Manhattan-bound service road leading from the Bronx, he said. Fire officials were responding.

The closure came days after a failed bomb attack on New York's Times Square that has heightened security concerns in America's most populous city.

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