Speculation grows as NYPD removes mysterious white flags from Brooklyn Bridge
Officers with NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit (ESU) climbed the cables of the Brooklyn Bridge shortly before noon on Tuesday to take down two enormous white flags that someone hung from the flagpoles atop the stone towers of the bridge.
The two 12 by 18-foot American flags which normally wave atop the iconic archways appear to be missing, raising concerns about the glaring breach in bridge security.
An NYPD spokesperson told the Brooklyn Eagle that the incident was being investigated by the Counterterrorism Unit.
Police said they did not have immediate information about when or how the flags were planted atop the bridge. “We don’t know anything,” one officer told the Brooklyn Eagle. Police Commissioner Bratton planned a press conference for later in the day at 1 Police Plaza.