Threat results in brief border closure

Cross-border traffic both north- and south-bound was halted at the Peace Arch ports of entry just after 6 p.m. September 16 after a northbound motorist declared his vehicle contained explosives.

Canadian news outlets reported that a man from Ontario was detained by Canadian border agents after stating that he had explosives in his car. Several homes in the vicinity were evacuated and border traffic was directed to the truck crossing

No explosives were found and the man was subsequently released, according to reports.

The border crossing reopened following more than three hours later; the RCMP are continuing to investigate the incident.

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