Abbotsford Police Aids U.S. Authorities in Search After Shots Fired Near Border

A recent report confirms that the U.S. authorities have arrested one suspect, while another remains at large, after an incident involving gunshots in a rural area of Washington state near the Canada-U.S. border. The American authorities reportedly asked for assistance from the Abbotsford Police in relation to the incident that occurred almost three kilometres east of the Abbotsford-Huntingdon border crossing in Washington state, in an area directly south of Abbotsford.

In a press statement issued by the Abbotsford Police Department’s Constable, Ian MacDonald, on Tuesday, he shared that “there was a potential that the other suspect may attempt to cross into Canada and that’s why we have deployed the resources we have – it’s precautionary.” Furthermore, our sources confirm that a police helicopter is surveying the area, while vehicles converge in an area in south Abbotsford. Const. MacDonald claims that he has not been informed about the details of the incident by the U.S. officials, however he was assured that no injuries resulted from it. The Abbotsford police were called at 9 a.m. and deployed immediately, he said.

Upon inquiry, Const. MacDonald reassured that “with the deployment we have, I think we have resourced it appropriately. I think it would be pretty difficult … they are not going to be driving a Buick through that stretch of land. And if they cross into Canada, they have been on the run now for close to three hours. So I would think they would be pretty physically taxed and that it would be pretty difficult for them not to be observed.”

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