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The incident is reportedly a "vehicle explosion":

 

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 All four international border crossings between the United States and Canada in Western New York were closed Wednesday due to a “vehicle explosion” at the Rainbow Bridge.

 

The City of Niagara Falls said the incident involved a vehicle attempting to enter the U.S. The FBI Buffalo Field Office termed the incident an explosion.

 

The Rainbow Bridge connects the cities of Niagara Falls, USA and Niagara Falls, Canada. The bridge is located less than a mile from the world-renowned waterfalls and offers views of the natural wonder.

 

The Peace Bridge, Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, Whirlpool Bridge, and Rainbow Bridge are all closed in both directions, according to the general manager of the Peace Bridge, Ron Reinas. 

 

The City of Niagara Falls said federal authorities are investigating the situation.

 

 

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Local reporting:

 

Update: Witnesses saw smoke, fire from vehicle at Rainbow Bridge | Local News | niagara-gazette.com

 

There were initial reports of a car crash following by smoke. So...could just be an unfortunate accident. Lots of clickbaity "OSINT" accounts online saying it was a car bomb, etc. Could be, but no indication, yet.

 

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Ivan Vitalii, a visitor to the Falls from Ukraine, said he and a friend were at the 7-Eleven convenience store in the 400 block of Niagara Street when they observed a car exit the parking lot and travel toward the bridge. Vitalii said he and his friend moved down to the bridge area where they observed what appeared to be the same car on fire near the entrance to the bridge.

"We heard something smash," he said. "We saw fire and big, black smoke."

 

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27 minutes ago, Commissar SFLUFAN said:

So did I :lol:

 

This thread's title would be a more appropriate for that thread rather than this one which could very well turn out be an act of terrorism.

 

I didn't even know about the invasion of the feral mounties! 

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Update: Witnesses saw smoke, fire from vehicle at Rainbow Bridge | Local News | niagara-gazette.com

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Traveling down Niagara Street, the car sped onto the bridge plaza, went through a fence separating the inbound lanes from the outbound lanes, and toward the inspection lanes where it exploded, according to law enforcement sources at the scene.

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Two witnesses who were present in the area when the incident happened told the Gazette that they heard a loud noise that sounded like an explosion and saw a large cloud of smoke near the inspections station on Wednesday morning shortly before police arrived on the scene.

Ivan Vitalii, a visitor to the Falls from Ukraine, said he and a friend were at the 7-Eleven convenience store in the 400 block of Niagara Street when they observed a car exit the parking lot and travel toward the bridge. Vitalii said he and his friend moved down to the bridge area where they observed what appeared to be the same car on fire near the entrance to the bridge.

"We heard something smash," he said. "We saw fire and big, black smoke."

Niagara Falls resident Dan Ziraldo said he was leaving the parking lot at the Seneca One Stop outside Seneca Niagara Casino on Niagara Street when he noticed what appeared to be a thick cloud of smoke coming from the area near the Rainbow Bridge.

Zilardo said he moved down to the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Niagara Street where he saw what looked to him like a car on fire.

"It looked like a vehicle just crashed into the bridge," he said.

Local news reporting car didn't come from Canada.

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CNN just said both passenger and driver have died. They also said it accelerated, hit something to send it flying in the air, car just fell apart on impact and then exploded. Look like they were coming into Canada too, and so Americans have declared war on Canada

 

I shall get my keys and start driving to give it the proper

 

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Just now, silentbob said:

CNN just said both passenger and driver have died. They also said it accelerated, hit something to send it flying in the air, car just fell apart on impact and then exploded. Look like they were coming into Canada too, and so Americans have declared war on Canada

 

 

CNN reported that they were being sent to the secondary inspection when they changed speeds, crashed, then exploded.  This means that something had already made the Border Patrol suspicious.

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From an eyewitness:

 

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My wife and I were walking down Main Street here and the car was coming…over 100 miles an hour. We could hardly see him, he was going that quick.

 

There was a car in front of him, he swerved around it and then it looked like he hit the fence and this fire started. And then all of a sudden, he went up in the air and then it was a ball of fire like 30, 40 feet high… [The car] was going towards Canada.”

 

 

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National security sources tell CTV News that Canadian government officials are operating under the assumption that the vehicle explosion at the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls is terror-related, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says 'additional measures are being contemplated and activated' at all border crossings across the country.
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National security sources tell CTV News that Canadian government officials are operating under the assumption that the vehicle explosion at the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls is terror-related, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says "additional measures are being contemplated and activated" at all border crossings across the country.

A meeting of all security related organizations and departments was taking place on Wednesday afternoon, including the Canada Border Services Agency, the RCMP, and Trudeau's National Security and Intelligence Advisor. Authorities are also in contact with U.S. officials.

 

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From CNN:

 

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Authorities have identified the registered owner of the vehicle involved in the incident on the Rainbow Bridge, law enforcement sources tell CNN.

The car came from the US side and was traveling toward Canada, according to a law enforcement source and another source briefed on the investigation.

Law enforcement officials have conducted a video canvass of the surrounding area in the hours since the incident occurred and found the car appears to have been at a nearby New York casino before the incident. This is one reason officials are urging caution in labeling the explosion as an attempted terrorist attack, the law enforcement source said.

The FBI is working to identify the bodies of the dead occupant or occupants in the car and see if there's any evidence of explosives, both sources said.

Authorities are trying to determine whether the car is registered to the driver at the scene, but the condition of the remains has made it difficult for authorities to determine the identity of the driver, multiple sources told CNN.

It has also created a challenge for authorities in assessing if there were one or two people in the car. Law enforcement originally believed there were two individuals in the car, but they are now not certain.

 

I'm going with a stolen vehicle from the casino's parking lot.

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By all accounts, now looks like someone just drove their car at 100mph into a concrete barrier and everything shattered/exploded. Maybe no bomb involved (though remains to be proven either way).

 

I love how the right-wing in the US is jumping all over this as a porous northern border issue...when the vehicle in question originated at a casino in the US.

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