Mysterious White Flags Fly on Brooklyn Bridge — Police were searching Wednesday for a skateboard-toting youth and four pals after being spotted crossing the Brooklyn Bridge just 20 minutes before its flags were stolen. After the mysterious appearance of two high-flying white flags fluttering atop the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City raised speculations Tuesday morning, a skateboard-toting youth and four pals are being searched by cops Wednesday, a police source said.
The five suspects were spotted crossing the Brooklyn Bridge just 20 minutes before its flags were stolen. Described to be white and in their late teens or early 20s, the suspects are wanted only for questioning since police have been unable to find any real leads in Day 2 of their probe, New York Daily News reported.
Since recorded surveillance video failed to use facial recognition technology due to lack of clarity, the police have been checking other bridge cameras in hopes of identifying the quintet, the source told the Daily News.
Police sources, however, confirmed that the graveyard shift cops who missed the trespassers jumping a locked gate, scaling the two bridge towers, and hanging two new white flags will not be getting disciplined.
Since the Brooklyn Bridge is considered to be a high-profile location, four marked NYPD patrol cars positioned on the Manhattan side of the bridge at all times as a counterterrorism measure. They failed to notice the missing American flags atop the bridge towers until 7:20 a.m., the source said.
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