Attempted “terror attack”?
Car explosion near Niagara Falls – USA closes border bridge
November 22, 2023, 8:53 p.m
The so-called Rainbow Bridge near Niagara Falls connects the USA and Canada. Now there is a car explosion there. According to a report, investigators believe it was an attempted “terrorist attack.”
According to media reports, the explosion of a vehicle at the US-Canada border killed two people and triggered a large-scale police operation. The US Federal Police FBI is classifying the incident at Rainbow Bridge as an attempted “terrorist attack,” Fox News reported, citing unnamed insiders. In addition to the two people, explosives are also said to have been in the vehicle. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke of a “very serious situation”.
According to media reports, the car exploded on the US side at midday (local time). CNN and Fox News reported that the vehicle should be examined more thoroughly after an initial inspection. The car is said to have accelerated, crashed into a barrier and exploded. A border official was injured. Photos show rubble and a heavy police presence at the border crossing.
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul said on X that the state police were working with the FBI’s terrorism task force to control access to New York. She herself will travel to the nearby city of Buffalo. Several border crossings between the United States and Canada were closed following the explosion.