Mysterious white flags show up on Brooklyn Bridge

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are investigating after someone replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with what appears to be white or faded ones.

The flags were seen fluttering in the wind Tuesday on top of the towers that hold the cables above the bridge. In video from the scene, a hint of stars and stripes can be seen on the white flag.

Councilman Mark Weprin was just one of many who spotted the flags Tuesday morning, tweeting: "Why are there white flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge?"

The flags also had many asking on Twitter if New York City had surrendered.

It's not clear when the flags were placed on the bridge or by whom, police said.

NYPD: No link to terrorism for white flags on Brooklyn Bridge


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