Just a few days after the NYPD failed to stop vandals from trashing a large swath of Brooklyn Heights, another prankster has changed the flag (update TWO flags) atop the presumably heavily guarded Brooklyn Bridge. Update: The flags were removed around 11:15AM.
— VividLem (@VividLem) July 22, 2014
— Andrew Grossman (@A_Grossman) July 22, 2014
Gothamist: An NYPD spokesperson says, “We’re looking into some possible incident with the flag that’s on the bridge. We don’t know yet, we’re waiting for information from units that responded.” A DOT spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Gothamist also points out that the “white” flag appears to be a faded American flag:
BHB contributor/actual newsman Marc Hermann tells us via email:
NYPD ESU is there and handling it. Unauthorized replacement, unknown who did it.
— Juliet Papa (@winsjuliet) July 22, 2014