Feb. 25 (UPI) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it temporarily halted all traffic at the bridge connecting Laredo, Texas, and Mexico on Monday.
The agency said it had reports of a group of migrants planning to attempt to cross the border at the location. Border officials closed the Gateway to the Americas Bridge — to both northbound and southbound traffic — at about 2:30 p.m. and reopened it a brief time later.
“Bridge traffic at Gateway to the Americas Bridge is temporarily halted in both directions due to the possible threat of a significant group of undocumented migrants attempting entry without inspection at the bridge. CBP has deployed Mobile Field Force members to the area as a precaution. Vehicular traffic is being temporarily diverted to Juarez-Lincoln Bridge and Colombia-Solidarity Bridge in the interim,” the CBP said.