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Rainbow Bridge explosion: Governor assertion on terror probe

Rainbow Bridge explosion: Governor assertion on terror probe

Smoke billows from Niagara Falls explosion as two folks lifeless in automobile blast

Two persons are lifeless following a automobile explosion on the US-Canada border crossing at Niagara Falls, legislation enforcement sources have mentioned.

The explosion on Wednesday happened on the famed Rainbow Bridge briefly shuttered border crossings between the US and Canada within the space.

The incident concerned a automobile on the US aspect of the border. The automobile reportedly hit a curb and have become airborne earlier than combusting in an explosion, in response to the FBI subject workplace in Buffalo, New York.

The blast briefly closed the Peace Bridge, Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, Whirlpool Bridge and Rainbow Bridge crossings between the US and Canada. Buffalo Airport additionally closed to worldwide flights in response to the incident.

However New York Governor Kathy Hochul later advised a press convention that there was “no signal of terrorist exercise” following the incident. Three of the 4 cross-border bridges had been later reopened.

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NYPD sends officers to Niagara Falls forward of Thanksgiving celebrations

New York Metropolis mayor Eric Adams mentioned on Wednesday that officers from the New York Police Division (NYPD) had been despatched upstate to help with operations on the bottom at Niagara Falls, regardless of Thanksgiving looming.

Mr Adams wrote on X that New York Metropolis residents would see elevated police presence on Thursday for the vacation celebrations.

“The NYPD and our group have been intently monitoring the state of affairs on the bottom in Buffalo after an explosion on the Rainbow Bridge, and we’ve already despatched NYPD officers upstate to assist efforts on the bottom,” he wrote.

“The NYPD and our companions have already enhanced safety, and town is on heightened alert as a result of upcoming vacation, so the general public will see elevated safety at areas throughout New York Metropolis, together with entry and egress factors into and out of town.

“Now we have additionally reached out to, and are in ongoing communication with, companions from throughout totally different ranges of presidency to help with this effort. Our primary precedence is, and all the time will likely be, the security of New Yorkers.”

Mike Bedigan23 November 2023 07:00

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‘It was like one thing you’d see in Hollywood’ says bystander

Witness Rickie Wilson, a 65-year-old tour information and DJ, mentioned the crash appeared like one thing out of a Hollywood film.

Mr Wilson, who noticed the dashing automotive depart the bottom because it crashed, advised The New York Instances: “It hit a concrete barrier and went up.

“It got here down and hit an inspection sales space. Then there was numerous black smoke, after which a hearth.”

He added: “I do know I sound loopy, however the automotive was within the air. And never three or 4 ft within the air. It was like one thing you see in Hollywood.”

Mike Bedigan23 November 2023 05:01

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Images present the aftermath of the automobile explosion on Rainbow Bridge close to to Niagara Falls

Particles is scattered about contained in the customs plaza on the Rainbow Bridge border crossing, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023, in Niagara Falls

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Legislation enforcement personnel block off the doorway to the Rainbow Bridge, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023, in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

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Mike Bedigan23 November 2023 03:00

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Two lifeless in Niagara automotive explosion that closed US-Canada border crossings as FBI investigates

Two persons are believed to have died after a automotive turned airborne after which burst into flames after crashing on the US-Canada border crossing close to to Niagara Falls on Wednesday.

The incident occurred on Wednesday on the Rainbow Bridge crossing close to to the well-known pure landmark, because the automobile tried to cross from the US into Canada.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul advised reporters at a press convention that there have been “no indicators of terrorism” following the incident, however authorities had been persevering with investigations.

Graeme Massie has the total story:

Mike Bedigan23 November 2023 01:45

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FBI: ‘No indications of terrorism menace’ at Rainbow Bridge explosion

FBI Particular Agent-in-Cost Matthew Miraglia mentioned at a information convention on Wednesday that there have been “no indications of a menace of terrorism” following the Rainbow Bridge crash.

Requested why he believes there isn’t a menace of terrorism, Mr Miraglia mentioned, “We do have somebody in thoughts for it and we’re working by way of it by way of the JTTF [Joint Terrorism Task Force].”

He added: “We do not need any derogatory info on this person who we’ve recognized, we’re scanning his social media, there’s nothing there, we’re nonetheless operating a full investigation in order that’s a preliminary evaluation.

“We really feel, at this level, this is likely to be simply one thing that occurred, there’s no bigger image right here to have a look at for now.”

Mike Bedigan23 November 2023 01:15

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NY Governor: ‘Footage of crash will make your jaw drop’

New York Governor Kathy Hochul mentioned footage she had seen of the incident on the US-Canada border crossing was “relatively extraordinary”.

At a press convention on Wednesday, Ms Hochul mentioned that watching the footage of the automobile, which was travelling at a “excessive charge of velocity” would make “your jaw drop in disbelief”.

Talking in regards to the driver, she advised reporters the person “was most probably in that neighborhood previous to the excessive velocity… [an] terribly excessive charge of velocity that led to the crash… that despatched the automobile airborne.”

She added: “While you see this video, your jaw will drop in disbelief at how this went so excessive over a an eight foot excessive fence. It’s relatively extraordinary.”

Mike Bedigan23 November 2023 00:30

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Driver of car was New York resident

In a press convention earlier, New York Governor Kathy Hochul mentioned that the driving force of the automobile was a “western New York resident”.

Ms Hochul mentioned that she couldn’t affirm reviews that the automobile had been travelling from a close-by on line casino to Toronto, including: “however there’s suspicion that the automobile might have originated in that neighborhood”.

It’s believed that there might have been two occupants within the automobile, who had been each killed when the automotive crashed close to to the US-Canada border crossing and burst into flames.

Mike Bedigan23 November 2023 00:06

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Watch: Smoke billows from Niagara Falls explosion as two folks lifeless in automobile blast

Smoke billows from Niagara Falls explosion as two folks lifeless in automobile blast

Mike Bedigan22 November 2023 23:47

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Officers say no timeline for Rainbow Bridge reopening

“Now we have to attend for the scene to be investigated and cleared and make sure the facility is protected for the touring public and our officers. And as soon as that’s accomplished we are going to assess that and reopen,” Rose Brophy, the director of subject operations for US Customs and Border Patrol in Buffalo advised reporters on Wednesday night time.

Graeme Massie22 November 2023 23:38

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Buffalo airport reopens to worldwide flights

Buffalo airport has reopened to worldwide flights, as nearly all of cross-border site visitors between the US and Canada resumed.

The airport had been closed for all arriving and departing worldwide flights for round two and a half hours, following the explosion on the border crossing at Rainbow Bridge, close to to Niagara Falls.

Mike Bedigan22 November 2023 23:00

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