New York – Police are investigating why two white flags are flying over the Brooklyn Bridge. The two flags appear to be faded or white American flags. Normally, traditional American flags are flown in these two spots.
Police have arrived at the scene and officers are climbing the bridge.
Here are some tweets of the events:
Why are there white flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge? pic.twitter.com/cMj65jNK9e
— Mark S. Weprin (@MarkWeprin) July 22, 2014
NYPD officers on scene. Two are climbing bridge right now to towers. pic.twitter.com/oVmBDAIF46
— Don Champion (@DonChampionTV) July 22, 2014
We will update this article as more details become available.
Update #1 5:30 p.m. eastern: The American flags are back flying over the bridge. The NYPD said there are no terror connections to the white flags. Surveillance footage shows at 3:10 a.m. four or five people crossing the bridge, then minutes later the light that shined on the flags went out. Police discovered large aluminium pans zip tied to the lights.
“It appears to have no particular connections to terrorism or even to politics,” Miller said. “This may be somebody’s art project or even a statement.”