George Washington Bridge shut down due to suspicious package

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The upper level of the George Washington Bridge was shut down in both directions due to a suspicious device Thursday night, authorities said.

“A suspicious package on the upper level of the bridge is currently under investigation. At this time the upper level, eastbound and westbound, is currently closed,” said a Port Authority spokesperson on Thursday night.

The lower level of the George Washington Bridge reopened just before 11 p.m., the Port Authority said in a tweet.

Authorities responded to the scene at about 9:30 p.m.

Port Authority Police and the Bergen County Bomb Squad remained at the scene as of 10:30 p.m.

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