(NEW YORK) -- Police in New York City shut down a portion of 5th Avenue in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a brief time Monday as bomb technicians assessed the contents of a legally parked car.
Authorities on scene gave the all-clear shortly before noon after pulling a number of suitcases from the vehicle.
The car's proximity to the home of an Israeli ambassador to the United Nations may have triggered an escalated police response, a source told ABC News.
The museum was not scheduled to open Monday.
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