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Peace Bridge, Buffalo, NY closed due to bomb threat

Posted By Director On October 20, 2006 @ 12:33 am In Suspicious Incidents | Comments Disabled

20 October 2006: The Northeast Intelligence network has received information that the Peace Bridge, spanning from Buffalo, NY to Fort Erie, Canada has been closed due to a bomb threat. The closure took place shortly before 1100 ET. Traffic has been stopped in both directions, causing major traffic delays in Buffalo and Fort Erie, Canada. Although there was a fire drill scheduled to take place earlier this morning, the bomb threat appears to be completely unrelated to the drill.  The timing of this is very suspicious, very disconcerting,” stated a law enforcement source on site when contacted by this agency. The Northeast Intelligence Network remains in contact with law enforcement on site. We are following this situation closely and will provide updates as further information is developed.

UPDATE 1:15 p.m. ET: The Peace Bridge has reopened after a “bomb threat event” was reported shortly before 11:00 a.m. ET. The Northeast Intelligence Network received confirmation of the threat as emergency services from the U.S. and Canada responded to the bridge, that connects Buffalo, NY with Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada. Traffic to and from the United States was suspended during the investigation, although the bridge has now reopened to all traffic.

The Northeast Intelligence Network has confirmed that an incident preceded the bridge closure. According to a law enforcement official at the scene, “a couple of people were arrested and escorted from the administration building in handcuffs.” Minutes later, an announcement was made about the threat to the bridge, although the law enforcement source was unclear if the two events are related.

The same law enforcement source also confirmed that an unrelated emergency drill scheduled to take place earlier this morning, however the bomb threat was completely unrelated to the drill. The timing of this is very suspicious, very disconcerting,” stated a law enforcement source on site when contacted by this agency.

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