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Washington State Border Patrol Agent Shoots Person Dead

The shooting occurred around 2:30 p.m. local time near Sumas, Washington.

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A Border Patrol agent in Washington state fatally shot a person on Thursday who was suspected of crossing the U.S.-Canada border illegally and attacking the officer, officials said.

The shooting occurred around 2:30 p.m. local time near Sumas, Washington, according to a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. A representative did not respond to requests for further details about the incident.

The Bellingham Herald newspaper reported that the victim, an unidentified man, was shot on a road fewer than 1,000 feet (304 meters) from the border. It said the officer was not seriously hurt.

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