Detroit-Windsor tunnel reopens after potential bomb threat

TORONTO – Windsor Police say the Detroit-Windsor tunnel has reopened after an extensive investigation involving officials from both the United States and Canada.

Police say received an anonymous call at approximately 1p.m. suggesting there may be a bomb in the tunnel.

Windsor police, in conjunction with Detroit police, and Canadian and American border guards, conducted an extensive search of the tunnel.

The canine unit from the Detroit police was utilized to search the tunnel. Beginning their search on the American side of the tunnel and the Detroit police finished their search at approximately 4:30p.m. on Thursday without finding any evidence of explosives.

The tunnel was evacuated while police conducted their search.

Police tell Global News that forensic analysts are currently investigating, and finger printing, a phone booth near the tunnel.

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An Oldsmobile was also seen leaving the tunnel on a tow-truck, though police confirm that the vehicle was not related to the threat.

Traffic is currently being rerouted to the Ambassador bridge while police investigate.

The underground tunnel, owned jointly by the cities of Windsor and Detroit, is considered one of the busiest crossings between Canada and the U.S.

Upwards of 27,000 vehicles pass through the tunnel every day.


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