New Westminster Police closed the Queensborough Bridge out of an "over abundance of caution" for about two hours on Thursday morning.
Staff Sgt. Paul Hyland said the police department received some information that led to the bridge closure. Police said the public wasn't at risk, but didn't release details about the nature of the incident.
"We believe it was false," he said about the information.
Reports on social media indicated that the bridge was close due to a bomb threat.
Hyland wouldn't confirm the reports, but stated that police feel the information was "attention seeking" in nature.
After closing the bridge to pedestrians and motorists shortly after 10 a.m., police conducted an investigation on the bridge. It reopened just after noon.
"The information we had received as false," Hyland said. "We are not going to confirm what the information was. We don't want to give undue attention."
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