Suspect in Canada Shooting Arrested at Border

Travis Baumgartner suspected of killing three guards in Friday shooting
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 17, 2012 6:00 AM CDT
Suspect in Canada Shooting Arrested at Border
Flowers are left at a makeshift memorial near the operations offices of G4S, a security company, in Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Three guards were killed in a shootout after an attempted armed robbery at a student residence at the University of Alberta on Friday.    (Ian Jackson)

(Newser) – The man wanted in a deadly armored car heist at a university in western Canada that left three armed guards dead was arrested at gunpoint by US border officials in Washington state, police said yesterday. An Edmonton police chief said that Travis Baumgartner was stopped near a border crossing in Lynden, Wash., southwest of Abbotsford, British Columbia.

story continues below

Officials said Baumgartner was in his pickup truck and alone. Police said a sum of money was found in the truck when Baumgartner was arrested. Police had earlier called it a "significant" sum. Baumgartner, 21, had been on the run since Friday when four armed guards were gunned down, three of them fatally. He faces three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. (Read more Canada stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.