Niagara Falls’ Rainbow Bridge car explosion sparks terror probe with 2 dead after vehicle entering US hit into crossing

Niagara Falls’ Rainbow Bridge car explosion sparks terror probe with 2 dead after vehicle entering US hit into crossing

THE FBI Terror Squad has launched an investigation after a car exploded while entering the United States from Canada by Niagra Falls leaving two dead.

The horror blast involving the vehicle on Rainbow Bridge was reported on Wednesday afternoon, in what is believed to have been an attempted terror attack.

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The City of Niagara Falls says the explosion came from a car that was trying to enter the US from Canada.

Fox News reports that law enforcement sources say the intention was a larger attack to kill more. 

The FBI is now investigating the origin of the blast.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul said in a statement that State Police are working with an FBI Terrorism Task Force to investigate the incident. 

“I have been briefed on the situation that occurred at the Rainbow Bridge in Buffalo. 

“At my direction, the New York State Police is actively working with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force to monitor all points of entry to New York. 

“I am traveling to Buffalo to meet with law enforcement and emergency responders and will update New Yorkers when more information becomes available,” she said.

Images and video from the border control scene showed a fire and what was thought to be debris scattered across the ground.

“The FBI Buffalo Field Office is investigating a vehicle explosion at the Rainbow Bridge, a border crossing between the US and Canada in Niagara Falls,” the FBI field office said in a statement.

“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,” the bureau said. 

In a statement, Governor Kathy Hochul said: “I’ve been briefed on the incident on the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls and we are closely monitoring the situation.

“State agencies are on site and ready to assist.”

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