A giant banner with a photo of Russian strongman Vladimir Putin was hung from the side of Manhattan Bridge, causing police to scramble to remove it, a report says. The banner featured the word “peacemaker” underneath the photo of the Russian leader, NBC New York reports. Vladimir Putin banner unfurled over Manhattan Bridge https://t.co/sIRgfe0b6N via @NBCNewYork pic.twitter.com/5fR7Yusc0f — NBC News (@NBCNews) October 6, 2016 Looking to be about 20 feet in length, the banner was hung from the bridge by unknown pranksters sometime before 2:00 p.m. on October 6. Police had removed the display by 3:00 p.m. Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston or email the author at email@example.com.