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Explosion on Niagara Border Crossing Connecting New York and Ontario

The Peace and Rainbow bridges have been shut down after an explosion on the American side of Rainbow Bridge. The FBI Buffalo field office is currently investigating the incident according to their account on X


The FBI Buffalo Field Office is investigating a vehicle explosion at the Rainbow Bridge, a border crossing between the U.S. and Canada in Niagara Falls. The FBI is coordinating with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners in this investigation. As this situation is very fluid, that's all we can say at this time.”


The bridge is a popular crossing for tourists as it connects the state of New York with the Canadian province of Ontario. Famous for the natural landscape of Niagara Falls, Rainbow bridge is one of four crossings, the others being Peace Bridge, the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge and the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge.


Gov. Hochul X Post

New York Governor Kathy Hochul is travelling to Buffalo to meet with law enforcement, according to NBC, the New York State Police will be working alongside the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force to monitor entry into the state. Ontario Premier Doug Ford has confirmed that provincial law enforcement is assessing the incident.


The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority stated that they will be increasing security and that travellers at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport should expect additional screenings and security checks.

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