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Bomb Threat Closed Peace Bridge Tuesday

By Mark Wozniak

Buffalo, NY – A reported bomb threat closed the Peace Bridge for more than three hours Tuesday evening.

Peace Bridge Authority official Tony Braunscheidel says the FBI received a phoned-in bomb threat from a "credible source." Dogs examined the bridge and the marine patrol searched the water, but nothing was found.

The closure caused serious traffic backups on both sides of the border. Back-ups were also reported at the Lewiston-Queenston and Rainbow Bridges, where the cross-border traffic was diverted.

The Peace Bridge reopened around 8:45pm.