Fugitive from Tuesday manhunt captured by police in Abbotsford, B.C.

SUMAS ­— Crossing the U.S.-Canada border, a drug smuggling suspect who eluded a massive manhunt in rough Whatcom County terrain on Tuesday was captured by Abbotsford, B.C., police early Wednesday.

At approximately 4:20 a.m., the unnamed individual was apprehended at an Abbotsford residence after police received information concerning his location, reported the U.S. Border Patrol’s Blaine Sector.

Aircraft, tracking dogs and many law enforcement agents were involved in the hunt that began Tuesday morning in the Columbia Valley area near the border in Whatcom County. Radio communication for the operation could be heard on police scanners all day.

The person arrested is suspected of firing a weapon at Border Patrol agents who first sought him and another suspect on the Washington State side of the border.

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