US-Canada Border Shooting Suspect in Custody

Posted at: 04/02/2013 3:29 PM
Updated at: 04/03/2013 3:14 PM


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 Sheriff Bill Elfo told The Bellingham Herald Wednesday that he doesn't believe there's any threat to the community.

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.

Elfo says the men were not being held in the county jail in Bellingham.


Information from: The Bellingham Herald

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