Bomb threat shuts down Canada-US border crossing

Jan 15 2023, 4:26 pm

Officials were asking drivers to use alternative routes after a bomb threat briefly shut down the Canada-US border.

The incident occurred at the Peace Arch Border Crossing on Saturday, January 14 at around 9 pm. The border connects Surrey and Blaine, Washington.

Washington State Patrol District 7 tweeted about “an incident” and asked drivers to use alternate routes.

WSDOT North, which monitors traffic in the region, stated that the border was closed in both directions.

Seattle’s King 5 News reports that Washington State Patrol confirmed that a bomb threat on the Canadian side of the border was the reason behind the closures.

About an hour later, the State Police tweeted that the border had reopened.

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