Explosion at US-Canada Border Crossing in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, Rainbow Bridge via (Mys 721tx, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

An explosion has closed the border between US and Canada in Niagara Falls, New York and Ontario.

Fox News has reported that high level officials have confirmed that this was in fact an attempted terror attack.

Fox News also confirmed that both individuals in the exploded vehicle were deceased. One border patrol agent was sent to the hospital from the attack.

Fox News reports:

The FBI is investigating a vehicle explosion Wednesday at the Rainbow Bridge border crossing between the U.S. and Canada in what sources tell Fox News was an attempted terrorist attack.

Explosives were in the vehicle at the time and two people who were in the car are dead, the sources told Fox News. A border officer was injured.

The vehicle was driving from the U.S. to Canada and were attempting to drive toward the border officer building, the sources said.

ABC News reports:

The Rainbow Bridge connecting the U.S. and Canada at Niagara Falls, New York, has been closed after a vehicle explosion, according to the FBI and local authorities.

The Niagara Falls mayor’s office said the incident involved a vehicle crossing into the U.S. from Canada.

The FBI is at the scene.

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

New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) says she is monitoring the situation, ABC reports.

UPDATE: It appears that according to the latest reports, the incident has now been determined to not have been a terrorist attack. Rather, according to newly released footage, it appears the incident may have been a car accident.

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