Brooklyn, NY, United States (4E) – White flags instead of Old Glories were flapping on top of the Brooklyn Bridge towers on Tuesday morning mocking the supposed tight security for the historical landmark.
A guard on duty at the tower noticed the white flags around 5:30 a.m. and Emergency Services cops took them down around 11 a.m. Replacement U.S. flags were raised by 3:30 p.m.
Large aluminum cooking pans, secured with zip ties were found covering the bridge’s lights. The lights on the Brooklyn tower went out at 3:29 a.m. while lights on the Manhattan tower went out at 3:42 a.m., sources said, according to New York Post.
The New York Police Department is investigating who pulled the stunt that required breaching the tight security of the towers. A Twitter user named @bicyclelobby joked of being responsible.
To get to the top of the tower, one needs to climb a bridge cable and then scale a locked gate, police sources said. The cable is a quarter mile long and a foot wide.
Vandals will also have to contend with patrol cars stationed on both sides of the bridge and evade the security cameras focused at the base of the towers.