Canadian man who entered United States through train tunnel has been caught

33-year-old man taken into custody

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DETROIT – A Canadian man attempting to sneak over to the United States via freight trains has been caught.

U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Detroit Station caught the man Sunday (May 1) after observing an individual riding inbound from Windsor, Canada.

According to a news release, agents contacted Canadian Pacific Railway to request the train be stopped immediately. Agents arrested the 33-year-old man for illegal entry into the U.S.

Agents were also able to determine that the subject had an active criminal bench warrant for “possession of a weapon dangerous to public” from London, Ontario.

Officials state that the man was immediately turned over to the custody of the Canada Border Services Agency.

“It is extremely dangerous to enter the United States illegally, particularly through the train tunnel,” stated Chief Patrol Agent Robert Danley. “Our outstanding relationships with our foreign law enforcement and CP partners were key in bringing this situation to a safe and effective law enforcement resolution. I am very proud of how the men and women of the Detroit Sector remain vigilant and focused on border security on two fronts, both on the northern and southern borders.”

Anyone with information on suspicious activity is asked to call the United States Border Patrol telephone number 24/7 at 800-537-3220.


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