Police were investigating Tuesday morning why two white flags had mysteriously replaced the American flags that typically sit atop the Brooklyn Bridge.
Police said it wasn’t clear when or by whom the flags were placed on the bridge, according to TV station WCBS. DNAinfo, a website covering New York City, reported that the NYPD’s counterterrorism division was among those reviewing surveillance footage from the bridge.
Both flags were taken down by roughly 11:30 a.m. ET, according to Gothamist.
At the least police are folding up the Brooklyn Bridge white surrender flag in a respectful manner. pic.twitter.com/ltn6dydIkd
— Kevin Depew (@kevindepew) July 22, 2014
Why are there white flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge? pic.twitter.com/cMj65jNK9e
— Mark S. Weprin (@MarkWeprin) July 22, 2014
— Tom Kaminski (@TomKaminskiWCBS) July 22, 2014
Why does the Brooklyn Bridge have white flags instead of the usual Stars and Stripes? Did we surrender it? pic.twitter.com/ABXUmkydWf
— Matt Rivera (@mattmrivera) July 22, 2014
This post has been updated.