In Niagara Falls, New York, a border crossing between the U.S. and Canada has been shut down following an explosion of a vehicle at a checkpoint on the Rainbow Bridge, connecting the two nations over the Niagara River. As a precaution, three additional bridges linking western New York and Ontario were swiftly closed. The FBI’s Buffalo field office has initiated an investigation into the incident. After being briefed, Governor Kathy Hochul stated that she’s “closely monitoring the situation.” The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission confirmed the closure of all four crossings, including Lewiston, Whirlpool, and Peace Bridge.
Following the incident, the FBI released this statement:
“The FBI Buffalo Field Office is investigating a vehicle explosion at the Rainbow Bridge, a border crossing between the U.S. and Canada in Niagara Falls. 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.”
Other than traffic delays, and port diversions, Deringer’s Buffalo office continues to operate normally, supporting clients regardless of which border crossing traffic may be diverted to.
A.N. Deringer, Inc. will continue to monitor the situation.
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