Josh, Eric and I were out at the Grand Central pedestrian bridge waiting for N109UW when we heard the tower tell the planes in line for rwy 13 departures that there was a military closure for them.
You can see about our encounter with police in this Spotter Blotter thread:
I gotta also be honest. The military closure was weird. We searched the skies and saw nothing. Then, once I saw the cops on scene, they opened the departures back up.
Could it have been a security thing? Maybe the tower was called after someone reported suspicious activity, and the tower held 13 deps until cops got on scene? Maybe the tower told the planes it was a military stop to not cause alarm? Then once the police got on scene, they radioed and let them know and the tower opened it back up. Am I thinking too much?
Why would they only close 13 departures otherwise? We didn't see anything in the skies that was different either.
What do you think? We Josh, Eric and I inadvertently close down LGA for a few minutes there?