A female Canadian border agent was shot and wounded at the Douglas border crossing in Surrey, on Tuesday. The agent is currently in stable condition.
The guard was attacked by a man driving a white van, at the United States border.
"The first report at the scene revealed that a male, a lone male had, shot an officer in a booth while at the border crossing" Surrey RCMP spokesman Cpl. Bert Paquet stated.
According to CTV News
, The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is investigating the case, and so far have released information about the car the assailant was driving. The white Ford Econovan belonged to a man from Bremerton.
As Mounties started a pursuit of the man, the man committed suicide.
"The lone male had been pronounced dead at the scene from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot," Cpl. Bert Paquet said.
"They had that van surrounded," one witness to the scene stated.
This is the first time a Canadian border guard is shot, although incidents of assault have been recorded before, Customs and Immigration union official Dan Sullivan reported.