Ambassador Bridge closed to US traffic, detainee amid investigation – .

Ambassador Bridge closed to US traffic, detainee amid investigation – .

WINDSOR – The Ambassador Bridge border crossing remained closed to traffic entering Canada from the United States on Monday afternoon as police investigated an “isolated incident” of potential explosives found in a vehicle.

Police initially said the bridge that connects Windsor, Ont., And Detroit, Michigan, was closed to all traffic earlier in the day, but later said some vehicles continued to move from Canada to the United States during their investigation.

The force said the Canada Border Services Agency alerted them Monday morning after the discovery of potential explosives in a vehicle in the secondary inspection area of ​​the bridge complex.

Police said the driver of the vehicle had been detained and was in CBSA custody while the investigation continued.

“No other person is believed to be involved in this incident,” Windsor Police wrote on Twitter. “This is an isolated incident. ”

The force also said that no direct threats had been made against places or people in connection with any explosives found.

Canadian and American flags fly near the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada-U.S. Border crossing in Windsor, Ontario. March 21, 2020.

The CBSA said it was working closely with emergency officials on both sides of the border to monitor the situation and minimize disruption to traffic.

“We will rely on emergency and highway officials to say when it is safe to travel and resume operations at that time,” he said in a statement.

Vehicles affected by the closure were redirected to the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel and the Blue Water Bridge in Sarnia, Ontario.

The Ambassador Bridge, privately owned, is essential to trade between the two countries.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on October 4, 2021.


This story was produced with the financial assistance of Facebook and the Canadian Press News Fellowship.


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