Rainbow Bridge Closes for Emergency Drill

September 17, 2013 Updated Sep 17, 2013 at 6:24 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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September 17, 2013 Updated Sep 17, 2013 at 6:24 PM EDT

Niagara Falls, NY (WKBW) - The Rainbow Bridge was closed between 8 am - Noon, while law enforcement officer from the U.S. and Canada prepared for emergency situations.

"We set-up a scenario where there is a van coming from the Canadian side, there was a minor explosion on the bridge at the Canadian side, and some people exited the van and came over to the US side," explains Chief Greg Bennett with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

CBP, Border Patrol and police and fire agencies from both sides of the border acted out any situation that could arise -- whether it was a fire, a package left behind or a shooting.