US-Canada bridge reopens after bomb threat

July 17, 2012 09:29

The Ambassador Bridge, a busy international border crossing linking Windsor, Ontario, with Detroit, was closed for five hours on Monday following a bomb threat.

But investigators using bomb-sniffing dogs found nothing suspicious and the span reopened to traffic early Tuesday morning, authorities on both sides of the border said.

"No bomb or device was detected on the bridge," Detroit's emergency management agency said in a statement. It called the incident "closed."

Police on the Canadian side began removing barriers and allowing vehicles back onto the 7,500-foot (2,286-meter) bridge shortly after 1 a.m. EDT (0500 GMT), a dispatcher with the Windsor Police Department said.

The shutdown of the busy crossing came less than a week after the Detroit Windsor Tunnel, a nearby cross-border route, was closed by a bomb hoax.

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