Canadian Border Agent Shot

    With the Peace Arch in the background, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer checks cars and people entering the United States from Canada, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, near Blaine, Wash. The increased focus on border security since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has led to tensions between the government and local residents in the area. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Ted S. Warren / AP Photo

    This isn’t usually the border with reported shootings. A Canadian border officer was wounded in her booth Tuesday afternoon by a motorist traveling from Blaine, Wash. The motorist was found dead at the scene, from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Canadian officials closed the border crossing immediately after the shootings, and Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating the incident. About 60 vehicles were stranded on the Canadian side of the border, and officials urged motorists to use a different crossing. The injured border patrol agent was airlifted to a hospital, but no other details were known about her condition.

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