World (LNW): New York Governor Kathy Hochul stated that the crash and explosion on the U.S. side of the Rainbow Bridge, connecting the U.S. to Canada at Niagara Falls, was not a terrorist attack.
The incident involved a vehicle speeding toward a border checkpoint, hitting a booth, exploding, and going airborne.
The driver and passenger were killed, while one booth agent sustained injuries. The investigation is ongoing, and the Rainbow Bridge remains closed.
No evidence of terrorism or explosives has been found. President Joe Biden and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are monitoring the situation, with increased security measures in place at border crossings.
U.S. Sec. of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas confirmed that the incident does not appear to be terror-related.