A driver who declared himself carrying explosives in his car drove past state police near the US-Canada border on Monday morning, officials said, prompting border forces to open fire. The driver has been identified as Tony Holford, 42, of Providence, Rhode Island, Maine State Police said.
Officials said the suspect displayed a sign indicating an “improvised explosive device” in the vehicle. After failing to stop at a state trooper on I-95 in Houlton, Maine, the suspect drove his truck toward the Canadian port of entry, where a corporal opened fire. Police said the suspect was not injured and surrendered to the soldiers, after which he was transferred to the Aroostook County Jail and charged with aggravated reckless conduct, terrorism and failure to stop.
Canada Border Services Agency chirp On Monday afternoon, Interstate 95 in Belleville, at the Houlton-Woodstock border crossing, was closed due to a police operation. The agency confirmed later that evening that normal operations had resumed.
The Maine State Police, the Maine Attorney General and Canadian authorities are investigating the incident. Officials said there was no danger to the public.
CBS News has reached out to the Maine State Police for comment.