(CTN News) – In a surprising development near Niagara Falls, a major explosion was reported at the Rainbow Bridge, a major border crossing between the United States and Canada.
The suspected bombing incident closed several major bridges along the US-Canada border, including the Rainbow Bridge, the Peace Bridge, the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, and the Whirlpool Bridge.
Photos taken at the scene show the vehicle was crossing from Canada to the United States via the Rainbow Bridge shortly before the explosion. Later, smoke could be seen rising into the sky, raising concerns about the safety of the crossing. Details of possible injuries or deaths have not yet been confirmed.
In addition, local law enforcement agencies, including the Buffalo Police Department and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, were mobilized for support and assistance in the investigation.
Coordination between these various agencies is critical in gathering information, analyzing evidence and arresting everyone involved in the incident.
The investigation was led by the Rainbow Bridge FBI and the Buffalo Field Office, known for its counterterrorism and intelligence-gathering expertise.
Agents and analysts are working around the clock to investigate the events leading up to the incident, identify possible suspects and determine a motive for the attack.
They use advanced forensic techniques, interview witnesses and people involved in the case, and analyze surveillance video to gather key evidence. The situation is changing rapidly and new information is constantly being added.
The FBI encourages the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity or information that may be relevant to the investigation. They have set up their own helpline and online portal for advice so that all potential customers are thoroughly vetted.
Governor Kathy Hocholand’s speech underscores the seriousness of the incident and the state’s commitment to keeping residents safe.
Working with the FBI’s Counter-Terrorism Task Force, the State Police are increasing their ability to Rainbow Bridge monitor and secure all points of entry into New York. This proactive approach is designed to prevent potential threats from entering the country and provide a sense of security to the public.
As the investigation continues, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies are working tirelessly to bring those responsible to justice. Social Security remains their top priority, and they spare no effort in seeking the truth.
The public is asked to be patient and cooperative as the Rainbow Bridge investigation may take some time before the final result is known.