Confirmed reports suggest that the car explosion on Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, New York, has been identified as a terrorist attack.
As initially reported by Slay News, a vehicle exploded at a toll booth on the border bridge between the United States and Canada on Wednesday.
Fox News indicates that the FBI is actively investigating the vehicle explosion as a terror attack. According to sources, explosives were present in the vehicle at the time of the incident, resulting in the death of two individuals who were in the car. Additionally, a border officer sustained injuries.
The vehicle, traveling from the U.S. to Canada, was reportedly attempting to approach the border officer building when the explosion occurred.
Following the incident, all bridges in the vicinity have been closed, and government buildings have been evacuated, as per the provided sources.
In response to the reported explosion, international border crossing points between Canada and Western New York are currently closed.
In addition to those inside the vehicle, at least one person sustained injuries. A 27-year-old male, believed to be a border agent, was transported to Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, including back pain and minor cuts. Fortunately, his condition is not deemed severe.
“The FBI Buffalo Field Office is investigating a vehicle explosion at the Rainbow Bridge, a border crossing between the US and Canada in Niagara Falls,” the FBI said in a statement.
“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 Rainbow Bridge links Niagara Falls, New York, with Niagara Falls, Canada. In light of the ongoing investigation into the incident, the Peace Bridge, Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, and Whirlpool Bridge have also been closed.