Top level of George Washington Bridge in New York City closed after suspicious package was found

The upper level of George Washington Bridge in New York City is closed after a suspicious package is found and the bomb crew is summoned

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The George Washington Bridge was closed by the authorities on Thursday evening after a suspicious and potentially explosive package on the top floor was discovered.

The NYPD said it was a bomb threat, but the investigation is being handled by the Port Authority police.

Officials called the suspicious package as & # 39; a kind of device & # 39 ;.

Initially only the upper level of the bridge was closed, but from 10:20 the lower level of the bridge was also closed due to police activity, tweeted the Port Authority.

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The George Washington Bridge was closed by the authorities on Thursday evening after a suspicious and potentially explosive top-level package was discovered

The George Washington Bridge was closed by the authorities on Thursday evening after a suspicious and potentially explosive top-level package was discovered

The PAPD called on the Bergen County bombing team for the bridge that connects the Upper West Side of New York City with New Jersey.

& # 39; A suspicious package at the top level of the bridge is currently being investigated. Currently, the upper level, eastward and westward, is currently closed & # 39 ;, said a Port Authority spokeswoman.

Reports on social media indicate a heavy police presence in the area, with a lot of traffic due to the closures.

Reports on social media indicate a heavy police presence in the area, with a lot of traffic due to the closures

Reports on social media indicate a heavy police presence in the area, with a lot of traffic due to the closures

Reports on social media indicate a heavy police presence in the area, with a lot of traffic due to the closures

The PAPD called on the Bergen County bombing team for the bridge connecting New York City's Upper West Side with New Jersey
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The PAPD called on the Bergen County bombing team for the bridge connecting New York City's Upper West Side with New Jersey

The PAPD called on the Bergen County bombing team for the bridge connecting New York City's Upper West Side with New Jersey

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