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Explosion on Rainbow Bridge prompts closure of U.S.-Canada border crossings.

November 23, 2023

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Incident Details: Two fatalities reported in the exploded vehicle; FBI actively investigating.

November 23, 2023

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1. Niagara Falls Bridge Commission shuts down multiple bridges, including Rainbow Bridge. 2. President Biden briefed on the incident.

November 23, 2023

Bridge Closures and Presidential Briefing:

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1. Governor Hochul monitoring with state agencies on-site. 2. New York State Police collaborate with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.

November 23, 2023

State Response:

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Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau and Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc emphasize the seriousness of the matter.

November 23, 2023

Canadian Reaction:

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– Mayor Adams deploys NYPD to aid Rainbow Bridge repairs. – Buffalo Airport increases security; screenings for vehicles and travelers.

November 23, 2023

City and Airport Measures:

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Justice Department and ATF Involvement: – The Justice Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are involved in responding to the incident.

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Ontario Premier's Statement: - Ontario Premier Doug Ford states that provincial law enforcement is actively evaluating the situation, collaborating with local officials.