FACT CHECK: No, A Train Is Not Carrying Armored Vehicles In The US

Anna Mock | Fact Check Reporter

A video shared on Twitter allegedly shows a train carrying armored military vehicles in the U.S. 

Verdict: False

The video is miscaptioned and was not captured in the U.S. Instead, it was taken in Wainwright, Alberta in Canada. S spokesperson for Canada’s Department of National Defence told Check Your Fact.

Fact Check: 

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The Twitter post purporst a train is carrying heavily armored vehicles in the U.S. The video appears to show said train carrying countless armored vehicles as a someone films from the road.

“In the United States, incomprehensible military activity,” the caption reads. (RELATED: Has The U.S. Military Been Deployed To Miami To Protect Trump?)

The Twitter video shows the TikTok handle @freedom.wayneA, who appears to have originally posted the video. “100s of Tanks Show Up in Montreal Quebec!” the caption reads. It does not mention the U.S. 

@freedom.wayne100s of Tanks Show Up in Montreal Quebec!♬ John Wick – Ganger Baster

“These are Canadian Armed Forces vehicles, returning from a large Canadian military exercise called MAPLE RESOLVE, in Wainwright, Alberta. This is a standard, annual military exercise,” Canada’s Department of National Defence told Check Your Fact in an email. “The vehicles are travelling by train, returning to Canadian Forces Base in Valcartier, QC.”

The spokesperson directed Check Your Fact to a picture of the vehicles being loaded onto the train as well as a webpage explaining the military exercise seen in the video. On the uniform of the person loading the tanks on to the train a Canadian flag is visible on his left arm.

Anna Mock

Fact Check Reporter