State troopers apprehend double murder suspect

2 May 2012

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - On Tuesday, May 2, Maine State police caught a man wanted in Massachussetts for a double homicide when the suspect crossed into Canada near Houlton, Maine.

According to a press release, Sgt. Brian L. Harris of the Maine State Police responded to the Houlton Point of Entry after a man crossed into Canada without reporting and fled from his vehicle. 

Canadian authorities apprehended the man in Canada and brought him back to the Houlton Point of Entry. 

Law enforcement discovered that the male subject is a suspect in a double homicide in Massachusetts and there was a warrant for his arrest. Sgt. Harris arrested the man without incident, charging him with being a Fugitive from Justice.

The investigation is ongoing in cooperation with Lynn Police Dept. (Massachusetts) and Massachusetts State Police. U.S. Customs and United States Border Patrol assisted Sgt. Harris. 


I guess...

...that is one good reason why Customs Officers on both sides of the border carry guns and wear bullet proof vests!