Rainbow Bridge between US and Canada closed following vehicle explosion: FBI

An incident near Niagara Falls involved a vehicle entering the United States

The Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, New York, which connects the United States and Canada, was closed after the vehicle explosion, the FBI and local authorities said.

The Niagara Falls mayor’s office said the incident involved a vehicle crossing from Canada to the United States.

The FBI is on the scene.

Ron Rienas, GM of the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority, told ABC News that all four Canada-US bridges over the Niagara River are closed out of an abundance of caution while the Rainbow Bridge investigation continues.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul said, “At my direction, the New York State Police is actively working with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force to monitor all points of entry into New York. I will be traveling to Buffalo to meet with law enforcement and emergency responders and will update New Yorkers as more information becomes available.”

Buffalo Niagara International Airport said it will increase security with car checks and additional screening for passengers.

This is a growing story. Check back for updates.

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