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NYPD investigating suspicious truck near bridge- Abandoned Truck [Update: all clear has been given]
Washington Post-AP ^ | May 5, 2010 | AP Staff

Posted on 05/05/2010 8:20:04 PM PDT by cammie

Edited on 05/05/2010 8:48:23 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

I don't see this below, so I thought I'd post. The Triborough Bridge here in NYC has been closed because an abandoned rental truck, smelling of gas, has been found on the bridge. Who knows - may be nothing, but I thought it was worth the post.

The Associated Press
Wednesday, May 5, 2010; 11:36 PM

NEW YORK -- New York City police are investigating a truck abandoned several yards from a toll booth near the Manhattan side of the Triborough Bridge.

Police say witnesses reported seeing a man flee the vehicle Wednesday night.



TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: abandoned; abandonedtruck; bridge; investigating; newyork; newyorkcity; ny; nyc; nypd; rentaltruck; suspicious; triborough; triboroughbridge; truck; uhaul
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1 posted on 05/05/2010 8:20:04 PM PDT by cammie
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To: cammie

Odd time to blow up a bridge. Perhaps it’s stolen and ran out of gas.


2 posted on 05/05/2010 8:22:04 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: GeronL; txhurl

Ping


3 posted on 05/05/2010 8:22:44 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: cammie

Twitter

cnnross NYPD: a Manhattan bound U-haul truck with Arizona plates coming from the Bronx was abandoned by its driver on the RFK Bridge
6 minutes ago via TweetDeck


4 posted on 05/05/2010 8:23:16 PM PDT by VRWCTexan (uestion)
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To: dead

I agree with you — just thought I’d post as the NYPD and news helicopters are hovering all over my neighborhood.


5 posted on 05/05/2010 8:23:56 PM PDT by cammie
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To: VRWCTexan

Twitter:

NYPD: A toll booth operator says he approached the truck but then backed off after he smelled a strong odor of gasoline.
4 minutes ago via TweetDeck

NYPD: truck abandoned about 1k ft from the Manhattn toll booth. Witnesses say its driver ran from the truck.


6 posted on 05/05/2010 8:24:09 PM PDT by VRWCTexan (uestion)
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To: cammie

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6450H720100506


7 posted on 05/05/2010 8:24:46 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: cammie
just thought I’d post as the NYPD and news helicopters are hovering all over my neighborhood.

A tea party? This late?

8 posted on 05/05/2010 8:25:52 PM PDT by unixfox
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To: cammie

Does it have pictures of Tea Bags on its side?


9 posted on 05/05/2010 8:25:53 PM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: VRWCTexan

Did the running driver look Amish?


10 posted on 05/05/2010 8:26:05 PM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: umgud

Tetley :-)


11 posted on 05/05/2010 8:28:44 PM PDT by cammie
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To: cammie

It has Arizona plates — must be a racial profiling truck.


12 posted on 05/05/2010 8:28:49 PM PDT by Abakumov
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To: umgud

HAHA, It was a picture of a 40 YO White Guy with Tea Bags on the side of the U-Haul


13 posted on 05/05/2010 8:29:05 PM PDT by cmsgop
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To: cammie

LOL! NY’ers voted for a Muslim 7 years after 9/11. Fools.


14 posted on 05/05/2010 8:30:00 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain/Graham = La Raza's Senators & Estefan-Rubio)
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To: VRWCTexan

cnnross As a precaution, police closed the #RFK (tri-boro) #bridge in all directions and the NYPD bomb squad is responding.

8 minutes ago via TweetDeck


15 posted on 05/05/2010 8:30:48 PM PDT by VRWCTexan (uestion)
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To: Frantzie

don’t paint us all with the same brush. A lot of good people in this city, and a lot more good people who commute in and out of it.


16 posted on 05/05/2010 8:30:56 PM PDT by cammie
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To: cammie

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17 posted on 05/05/2010 8:31:26 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32)
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To: cmsgop

Another case of white man violence. Probably a Christian veteran heterosexual pro-life FREAK.


18 posted on 05/05/2010 8:32:09 PM PDT by Abakumov
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To: cammie

Still no statement from Obama.


19 posted on 05/05/2010 8:32:24 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: VRWCTexan
with Arizona plates

I believe that U-Haul has a huge center in Arizona where they build the trucks. All I know is no matter where I travel in the country a high percentage of U-Haul trucks have Arizona plates.
20 posted on 05/05/2010 8:33:03 PM PDT by JayNorth
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To: cammie

Being a U-Haul, it could just be a busted fuel line.


21 posted on 05/05/2010 8:34:48 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: cammie
"don’t paint us all with the same brush. A lot of good people in this city,"

A "lot" being defined as "300 or so."

22 posted on 05/05/2010 8:35:08 PM PDT by cookcounty ("Today's White House reporters seem one ball short of a ping pong scrimmage.")
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To: JayNorth

U-haul vehicles have plates from anywhere and everywhere just due to the nature of the business. I have rented several times from u-haul and other companies and never had local plates.


23 posted on 05/05/2010 8:35:21 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: VRWCTexan
....a Manhattan bound U-haul truck with Arizona plates coming from the Bronx......full of illegal aliens fleeing from Arizona's new strict immigration law.
24 posted on 05/05/2010 8:35:30 PM PDT by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!)
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To: Abakumov

You forgot Tea Party ralley attendee !


25 posted on 05/05/2010 8:35:30 PM PDT by VRWCTexan (uestion)
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To: IM2MAD

Did the running driver look Amish?

Does he look like Zero?


26 posted on 05/05/2010 8:35:59 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: cammie

Has Bloomberg said it was someone who didn’t like the health care bill?


27 posted on 05/05/2010 8:36:20 PM PDT by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
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To: Moonman62

Breaking news on CNN


28 posted on 05/05/2010 8:36:38 PM PDT by sissyjane (He had a dream. We got a nightmare!)
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To: cammie

Somewhere, Contessa Brewer is on the phone with her left-wing media colleagues, hoping that the culprit(s) involved in this do not have dark skin or belong to the muslim faith.


29 posted on 05/05/2010 8:36:47 PM PDT by LostInBayport (2010 - The Second American Revolution. The first shot was fired 1/19/2010 -- here in Massachusetts!)
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To: VRWCTexan

[. . .a strong odor of gasoline.]

Could be a busted fuel pump.


30 posted on 05/05/2010 8:38:45 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: cammie

Broke down, leaking gas and the driver ran to get some gas? lol


31 posted on 05/05/2010 8:38:51 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: cmsgop
Don't forget the Palin 2012 bumper sticker.
32 posted on 05/05/2010 8:39:25 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: cammie

There are always exceptions to the rules.

Native central-MDer living in the middle of LiberalLand, USA. I know what it’s like to be that exception. ;-)


33 posted on 05/05/2010 8:40:01 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: cammie

Get ready for more and more of this stuff.

It wouldn’t surprise me if a lot of these threats are “dry runs” staged by terrorists in order to get a handle on police and Homeland response. It’s ironic that the terrorists could thoroughly disrupt American society without ever detonating a bomb.


34 posted on 05/05/2010 8:40:27 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Doe Eyes
Still no statement from Obama.

That's because he's busy practicing a new stand-up comedy routine for the next big fundraiser.
35 posted on 05/05/2010 8:40:30 PM PDT by mstar
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To: Army Air Corps

Definitely illegal or islamo, otherwise they’d be on their cell calling their (legal) company for help.


36 posted on 05/05/2010 8:40:42 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: cammie

Salt smuggler broke down hauling a load to NYC restaurants?


37 posted on 05/05/2010 8:41:30 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Don't think of work as 5 days on, 2 days off. Instead think 4 nights on, 3 off.)
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To: Abakumov

Probably a Christian veteran heterosexual pro-life FREAK.
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O the times they are a’changing.


38 posted on 05/05/2010 8:42:59 PM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: txhurl

“Legal company”?

It’s a U-Haul, not a Werner truck.


39 posted on 05/05/2010 8:43:05 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: cammie
Not to fear. Chief Moose is on the case, and already has an artist's rendering of the truck...


40 posted on 05/05/2010 8:44:25 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: dead

Police say witnesses reported seeing a man flee the vehicle Wednesday night. A smell of gasoline was reported coming from the vehicle, which was described as a U-Haul or Ryder truck.

http://www.seattlepi.com/national/1110ap_us_suspicious_truck.html


41 posted on 05/05/2010 8:45:27 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: IM2MAD
Did the running driver look Amish?

I see I'll have to be a little quicker on the draw with the Amish jokes.

42 posted on 05/05/2010 8:46:10 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

OMG! That rendering looks like a hippo.


43 posted on 05/05/2010 8:46:39 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: hole_n_one
Found the Perps!


44 posted on 05/05/2010 8:46:48 PM PDT by cmsgop
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To: TornadoAlley3

Studiously avoiding a racial description of the man...which means it must not be a white man, because they always jump to whitey when they have half a chance.


45 posted on 05/05/2010 8:46:55 PM PDT by comps4spice (hey, hey, ho, ho, the political class has got to go)
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To: cammie

I hear there was an unauthorized Lutheran pot-luck dinner in the area. They probably got all amped up on chicken and noodles.


46 posted on 05/05/2010 8:47:34 PM PDT by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: txhurl
Definitely illegal or islamo, otherwise they’d be on their cell calling their (legal) company for help.

Bingo

From the story the toll both was manned there was no other reason for the driver to have fled.

47 posted on 05/05/2010 8:47:55 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: TornadoAlley3
A smell of gasoline was reported coming from the vehicle, which was described as a U-Haul or Ryder truck.

You would think that the big letters on the side of the truck would tip them off to which one it was. LOL

48 posted on 05/05/2010 8:48:07 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: comps4spice
treating is as haz-mat problem, no terror, move along:)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/05/05/suspicious-truck-shuts-new-york-citys-triborough-bridge/

49 posted on 05/05/2010 8:48:34 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

LOL.. don’t you just love our news reporting.


50 posted on 05/05/2010 8:49:16 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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