|New York City police officers walk off the Manhattan Bridge after an investigation into a suspicious package|
Vehicular and subway traffic was halted at nine o'clock this morning when authorities received a report of a suspicious package on the bridge, which links the New York boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Bomb disposal experts examined the package - discovered on the lower bridge of the two-tier span - and found that it contained clothes.
The bomb scare came one day after two small grenades exploded outside the building housing the British consulate and other foreign offices in New York. No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts.
New York has been on high alert ever since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Some information for this report provided by Reuters.