FACT CHECK: Was The Explosion At Niagara Falls Confirmed As A Terror Attack?
A post shared on social media purports that the explosion at the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, New York has been confirmed to be a terrorist attack.
The caption is inaccurate. Officials have ruled out any terrorist links to the incident.
The names of the three victims killed in a terror attack in Israel have been released, The Times Of Israel reported. Livia Dickman, Ashdod, Elimelech Wasserman and Hannah Ifergan were killed at a bus stop by two gunmen in Jerusalem who were then killed by police.
The Facebook post purports that the recent explosion at Niagara Falls has been confirmed as a terror attack. The post shared several photos of the damage done by an explosion.
The caption reads, “A vehicle exploded in Niagara Falls New York. Rainbow Bridge is now closed. Police are approaching this as a terrorist attack. The governor is on her way. All bridges across the tristate are now on watch!UPDATE: Terrorist attack confirmed. The car came from America and went toward the rainbow bridge. One border patrol agent injured. Two people are dead. They’re the scumbags in the car.”
The claim is inaccurate. There is no credible news report that confirmed this incident was a terror attack. Governor Kathy Hochul did share on twitter that she directed the Terrorism Task Force to monitor all points of entry to New York in response to this explosion. However, later on she held a press conference and stated, “There is no sign of terrorist activity with respect to this crash.”
I am traveling to Buffalo to meet with law enforcement & emergency responders & will update New Yorkers when more information becomes available.
— Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) November 22, 2023
NBC News reported that there was no sign of a terror attack related to this incident. An explosion occurred on the New York Canadian border near Niagara Falls. Officials did rule out a terror attack as a possible reason for the incident. The explosion was the result of a car accident that killed two people in the car. (RELATED: Video Of Pakistani Air Force Is Old)
This is not the first piece of misinformation that has been shared online. Check Your Fact debunked a claim 100 Turkish Navy warships have moved toward Gaza.