The explosion reported earlier Wednesday in Niagara Falls at the US-Canada border is being reported as an “attempted terrorist attack.”

DEVELOPING: Explosion Reported At US-Canada Border In Niagara Falls

According to Fox News national correspondent Bill Melugin, “the vehicle explosion at the Rainbow Bridge border crossing in NY was an attempted terror attack w/ a vehicle full of explosives. Two men in car dead. I’m awaiting a response from CBP.”

All four international border crossings between Canada and the United States in western New York have been closed.

Authorities evacuated the area around the explosion.

Sources at Fox News said there were “a lot of explosives in the vehicle at the time.”

Fox News reports:

The FBI is investigating a vehicle explosion Wednesday at the Rainbow Bridge border crossing between the U.S. and Canada in what sources tell Fox News was an attempted terrorist attack.

Explosives were in the vehicle at the time and two people who were in the car are dead, the sources told Fox News. A border officer was injured.

The vehicle was driving from the U.S. to Canada and were attempting to drive toward the border officer building, the sources said.

All bridges are closed in the area, and all government buildings are evacuated, according to the sources.

International border crossing points between Canada and Western New York are closed after the reported incident, which has also injured at least one person, a 27-year-old male who was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, including back pain and minor cuts. His condition is not severe.

“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 said in a statement.

The “attempted terrorist attack” follows FBI Director Christopher Wray saying the border crisis poses a major homeland security threat.

From the House Committee on Homeland Security:

Today, the House Committee on Homeland Security, led by Chairman Mark E. Green, MD (R-TN), held a hearing to examine global threats to the U.S. homeland and America’s interests abroad. The hearing featured testimony from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray, and National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Director Christine Abizaid.


In the hearing, members received confirmation of the urgent national security threat posed by the nearly 1.8 million known gotaways and the rising number of individuals on the terrorist watchlist apprehended crossing the Southwest border—especially as America’s enemies, including Iran-backed Hamas and Hezbollah, have been emboldened to spread their malign influence following the October 7 terrorist attacks on our ally, Israel. Wray confirmed these facts in his testimony and alluded to Chairman Green that the national security consequences of the crisis have turned every state into a border state. Director Wray even confirmed all 56 FBI joint terrorism task forces are occupied with threats coming across the border.

Worse, Mayorkas could not confirm that every suspected terrorist that crosses the Southwest border illegally is detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), while Wray admitted that the FBI is still attempting to locate certain individuals on the terrorist watchlist who have crossed into the United States. Throughout his testimony, Mayorkas consistently refused to answer direct questions about how his policies have opened America’s borders, and the national security consequences of those policies.

In addition, CBS Evening News warned Tuesday about heightened threats of a possible terror attack, with New York state being a focus.

“The NYPD says there are growing concerns about security with the escalating violence in Gaza. @CBSNews has learned about heightened threats of a possible terror attack on the U.S. with ‘New York state being a focus.’ The alert says possible targets include protests and other public events,” CBS Evening News said Tuesday.


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