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Police: Bridge flags back on U.S. soil

on August 22, 2014 10:19 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say the two American flags swiped from the Brooklyn Bridge and replaced with white ones are back on U.S. soil.

New York Police Department spokesman Sgt. Carlos Nieves said today that the flags are in the United States. He did not know their exact location.

Two German artists claimed responsibility earlier this month for the July 22 stunt.

Berlin-based Mischa Leinkauf and Mattias Wermke said they replaced the flags on top of the bridge with bleached-out versions as a tribute to public art and to the bridge’s architect, German immigrant John Augustus Roebling.

Published reports say the artists turned the original flags over to U.S. embassy officials in Germany.

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