After Skirmish, US Agent Kills Man at Canadian Border

Agent shot man in head after pepper spray attack: officials
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2015 5:41 AM CDT
A driver hands his passport to a border agent at the US border crossing in Highgate Springs, Vt., June 1, 2009.   (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

(Newser) – A US border agent fatally shot a man in the head yesterday afternoon during an apparent confrontation at a border crossing in Sumas, Wash. An officer reported shots fired about 1,000 feet from the US-Canada border around 2:45pm local time, the Bellingham Herald reports. US Customs and Border Protection tells the AP that "a suspected illegal border crosser" was killed. The agent who shot the man had been hit by pepper spray prior to the shooting but wasn't seriously injured. The identities of the man and agent, and the man's nationality, have not been released.

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