State Trooper Opens Fire on Bomb Threat at US–Canada Border

Mimi Nguyen Ly
By Mimi Nguyen Ly
May 30, 2023USshare
State Trooper Opens Fire on Bomb Threat at US–Canada Border
A police car in a file photo. (Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

A state police officer opened fire at a man near the U.S.-Canada border on Monday.

The man was driving a truck that had a sign claiming there was an explosive device on board.

A state trooper noticed the sign after he tried to stop the man around 10:40 a.m.

Maine State Police troopers pursued the man on Interstate 95 to the Canadian border.

According to state police, Corporal Eric Paquette fired shots at the man after he tried to drive the truck toward the Canadian port of entry in Woodstock, New Brunswick.

The man, identified as Tony Holford, 42, from Providence, Rhode Island, wasn’t injured from the shooting and ultimately surrendered, state police said.

Holford was charged with aggravated reckless conduct, terrorizing, and failure to to stop, and was taken to the Aroostook County Jail, police said.

It is unclear whether he has retained an attorney.

Maine State Police, the state attorney generals office and Canadian authorities were jointly investigating the incident, officials said.

Authorities temporarily closed the U.S.-Canada border crossing in the area, officials said, adding that crime scene technicians and the Maine State Police Bomb Squad were expected to be at the scene through the night.

Officials added there was no danger to the public.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

From The Epoch Times

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