At the iconic Niagara Falls crossing, a vehicle entering the United States from Canada exploded on the Rainbow Bridge, leading to a swift response from the FBI Terrorism Task Force, as reported by the Daily Mail. While details regarding casualties remain uncertain, at least one individual was transported to a hospital, though their condition is not yet known. The explosion reportedly originated from a car attempting to cross into the US from Canada.
🚨 #BREAKING: CAR EXPLODES AT US/CANADA BORDER CHECKPOINT
A car entering the toll booth set off a MASSIVE explosion. Injuries are currently unknown, nor is the cause of the explosion.
All border crossings between Canada and Western New York are now closed in BOTH directions pic.twitter.com/bUVV9MchoL
— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) November 22, 2023
In the wake of this incident, New York Governor Kathy Hochul issued a statement confirming the involvement of the New York State Police in conjunction with the FBI Terrorism Task Force to investigate the explosion. Governor Hochul has directed a comprehensive monitoring of all entry points into New York State in response to this incident. She also announced her plans to travel to Buffalo to convene with law enforcement and emergency response teams, promising to provide further updates to the public as more information becomes available.
Following this event, all four land border crossings between the United States and Canada have been temporarily closed. The FBI’s Buffalo Field Office is leading the investigation into this vehicle explosion, collaborating with various law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. The situation remains dynamic, with limited information currently available, as stated by the FBI.