The explosion of a vehicle forces the closure of the Niagara Bridge that connects the US and Canada

An explosion involving a car trying to enter the United States today has forced the closure of the Rainbow Bridge over the Niagara River in Buffalo, upstate New York, which connects the United States with Canada. The driver’s intentions are unknown at this time. of the vehicle or whether the explosion was provoked or accidental. The FBI is investigating the explosion at the border crossing between Canada and the United States.

“I have been informed about the situation that occurred at the Rainbow Bridge in Buffalo.”New York Governor Kathy Hochul has written, and has also indicated that the state police are actively working with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force to monitor all entry points into New York.

All bridge crossings from western New York into the United States were also closed, the Erie County Executive has reported. The vehicle was headed to the United States from Canada, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office confirms. Several emergency vehicles have arrived at the entrance to the bridge and federal authorities are investigating what happened.

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