UPDATE 6:56pm: WNBC-TV reports that the situation has been cleared.
At press time, the Brooklyn Bridge is closed in both directions due to an abandoned SUV:
NBCNewYork: The Brooklyn Bridge is shut down in both directions as police respond to an abandoned vehicle.
The SUV on the Manhattan-bound side was found unoccupied. Police are investigating.
A clearer view of the SUV and bag abandoned on the #brooklynbridge #nypd @cnnireport @buzzfeednews twitter.com/GerryPadden/st…
— GMP3 (@GerryPadden) May 27, 2013
A dog has now been brought out to check the SUV abandoned on the Brooklyn Bridge twitter.com/BuzzFeedNews/s…
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) May 27, 2013
BREAKING: Police dog walking away from abandoned vehicle that is parked on the Brooklyn Bridge. It appears that nothing unusual was found.
— Jamie DeLoma (@jdeloma) May 27, 2013
Brooklyn Bridge All Clear nothing suspicious found police say. Units starting to pack up from scene. @nbcnewyork
— Shimon Prokupecz (@shimon4ny) May 27, 2013