THUNDER BAY – NEWS – A vehicle explosion at the U.S. checkpoint of the Rainbow Bridge border crossing in Niagara Falls has led to the closure of four major Canada-U.S. border points. The FBI has confirmed its involvement in investigating this incident.
— FBI Buffalo (@FBIBuffalo) November 22, 2023
Prime Minister’s Response
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been briefed on the situation by his national security and intelligence adviser, indicating the seriousness of the event.
During Question Period in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister made a brief statement and left the House of Commons to in his words deal with the situation.
What we can Confirm
🚨#BREAKING: New footage from the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, NY shows a vehicle going airborne before catching fire as officials are now retracting earlier statements suggesting a terrorist attack. pic.twitter.com/afufysxAXk
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) November 22, 2023
There were initial reports by Fox News and others that the incident was a terrorist attack. There is no confirmation of that at this point.
There is “no indication” of a terrorist attack at Rainbow Bridge, Gov. Kathy Hochul says. pic.twitter.com/XUZYdyZK3G
— Charlie Specht (@Charlie_Reports) November 22, 2023
Two individuals were found deceased in the vehicle involved in the explosion. Further details regarding their identities and the circumstances of the explosion are awaited.