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Update: Ambassador Bridge reopens

Home News Update: Ambassador Bridge reopens

The Ambassador Bridge connecting Ontario and Detroit, Mich., has reopened fully after being partially closed for several hours Monday afternoon, as police checked the area for “possible explosives,” Windsor police said.

At about 7 p.m. ET, Windsor police tweeted that officers were no longer at the scene. The tweet also said more updates will be provided Tuesday.

Possible explosives

At 2:32 ET, police tweeted the “driver of the involved vehicle” was being detained pending further investigation.

The CBSA alerted Windsor Police Service (WPS) after the possible explosives were found inside a vehicle in the secondary inspection area at the border crossing.

“No threat was associated to this [and] this is believed to be an isolated incident,” police said on Twitter just after noon ET.

Earlier Monday, the WPS said officers, including the explosive disposal unit, were on scene and the area was evacuated

Traffic was rerouted to the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel and Bluewater Bridge near Sarnia, Ont.

“Local CBSA management is working closely with emergency officials on both sides of the border monitoring the situation and acting to minimize traffic disruptions,” CBSA said in a statement to CBC News.

As of early afternoon, the international crossing remained closed to incoming travellers, but open to U.S.-bound traffic. The crossing was fully opened both ways later in the afternoon.

To read the full article, click here.

Source: CBC News

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