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Brooklyn Bridge Reopened After Suspicious Package False Alarm

The Brooklyn Bridge is being reopened after police say a report of a suspicious package turned out to be a false alarm.

The report came in at 9:38 a.m. Friday. The bridge was reopened less than an hour later.

Police say someone on the walkway saw a flashlight with copper wiring and called 911.

Pedestrian traffic was also briefly closed.

The bridge, which was opened in 1883, is undergoing a series of renovations for the next several years. There is a lot of construction on both the Manhattan and Brooklyn sides.

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