US-Canada border shooting suspect in custody
by Associated Press Wire
April 03, 2013 02:20 PM | 568 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print

SUMAS, Wash. (AP) — A man suspected of shooting at U.S. Border Patrol agents along the Canadian border near Sumas, Wash., then fleeing into the woods is in custody.

Whatcom County Undersheriff Jeff Parks says the suspect reportedly was arrested at about 4 a.m. Wednesday in Canada.

Abbotsford, British Columbia, police spokesman Ian MacDonald says the department is holding a news conference at noon PDT.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Michael Milne said agents on patrol Tuesday encountered two men in camouflage and wearing backpacks in the Columbia Valley, a forested area known as a drug-smuggling corridor. One of the men fired at the agents and fled, while the other man was apprehended.

No injuries were reported.


Information from: The Bellingham Herald.


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