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Brooklyn Bridge reopened after SUV incident

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Police shut down the entire span of the Brooklyn Bridge for several hours Monday evening because of a suspicious abandoned SUV.

The NYPD sent hazmat crews to inspect the Dodge Durango with no license plates on the Manhattan-bound lanes around 5:15 p.m. The vehicle was stopped a short distance into the bridge's span coming from the Brooklyn side of the East River.

Authorities finally determined there was nothing dangerous inside.

The incident backed up traffic for miles while police investigated. The SUV was towed away Monday night and bridge reopened around 7:00 p.m.

Investigators were still trying to locate the owner of the vehicle and find out why it was left on the bridge.

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