Man Shoots Guard, Kills Self at Canadian Border
Shooter was trying to enter Canada from Washington
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2012 1:36 AM CDT
Police investigate the scene of the shooting at the Blaine, Wash./Surrey, BC border crossing yesterday.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

(Newser) – A man in a vehicle with Washington state plates shot and critically injured a female Canadian border officer in her booth yesterday and killed himself immediately afterward. The Peace Arch crossing between Washington and British Columbia, the third-busiest US-Canada crossing, was closed for the rest of the day, the AP reports. The injured officer was shot in the neck and suffered serious injuries, Canadian police say.

Police say the shooter, whose identity has not been confirmed, was attempting to cross into Canada from the US. No motive for the shooting has been determined. Officials say this is the first shooting of a border guard in Canadian history. Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire said she had spoken to her counterpart in BC and pledged full cooperation with the investigation, Reuters reports. "Working closely together with British Columbia to protect our border, I consider Canadian officers an extension of our Washington family, " she said.

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awojoone1
Oct 18, 2012 12:13 AM CDT
I WAS going to Canada from Detroit at least once a month, NOW>>>> I am banned because of a alcohol infraction FROM 1985 ??? W T F ???? They TORE UP my vehicle >>>THEN told me to put it back together !!! HOW COULD I >>>>>THEY stole my tools !!!! I tried to tape the canuck idiots and they STOLE my video card and threatened me with PRISON TIME not jail time PRISON TIME !!! The wheels were taken off, the door panels were removed AND damaged W T F ?????? The canuck border pricks honestly believe they are GOD !!!! YET, the skanky muzzscum just walk on thru !!! FUCKK THE DAMN CANNOOKS !!!!
Stainless
Oct 17, 2012 8:47 AM CDT
probably not. I'm 70yrs old. I decided to treat myself with a vacation to Quebec. I came to customs, and they held me over 2hrs while they strip searched my van!!! They made a mess for ME to clean up! The reason ??? Homeland Security!!! Now that data bases are shared, they pulled up my police record from when I stole some gas when I was 20yrs old... I was undesireable and not allowed in the country!!! They can KEEP Canada...
$28919642
Oct 17, 2012 7:51 AM CDT
Sad. When the facts are dug out, a painful tale of mental illness and paranoia will emerge.