(NEW YORK) — The mysterious appearance of two large white flags flying over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City Tuesday morning has the city scrambling to figure out why they were put there, and by whom.
The New York City Police Department has responded to the scene and is investigating the matter.
The white flags are flying in place of the American flags that are typically atop the bridge.
It’s unclear why they are there and who put them there, authorities said.
The Brooklyn Bridge connects Manhattan to Brooklyn over the East River, and has its base just a few blocks from City Hall and police headquarters in lower Manhattan.
The span is run by the city’s Department of Transportation.
As of 10:30 a.m., the bridge was still open to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the country’s oldest suspension bridges, dating back to 1883, and is also a National Historic Landmark.
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