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Plastic Bag Tied to Tree Brings Bomb Squad to Bedford Ave.

Police cordoned off a few blocks on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg this afternoon, Gothamist reports, because of “something taped to a tree,” according to an FDNY official. Businesses were made to close temporarily and apartments were evacuated as the neighborhood’s jobless (or freelance!) passersby gawked at the scene on this beautiful spring Friday. “Suspicious Package on Bedford & N. 6th. Wires coming out of an I heart NY bag. Helicopter & expanding perimeter #Williamsburg #bombthreat,” one guy tweeted. Turns out it was just strangely arranged trash after all. Go ahead and tell your jokes, but look at that photo and try not to feel fear.

Williamsburg Bomb Scare: A Plastic Bag in a Tree