Man claiming to have ‘explosive device’ drives truck across Canada-US border

A driver who said he had explosives in his vehicle drove past state police near the Canada-U.S. border Monday morning, leading border guards to open fire, officials said. The driver was identified as Tony Holford, 42, of Providence, Rhode Island, Maine State Police said.

The suspect displayed a sign saying he had “an explosive device” in the vehicle, officials said. After failing to stop for 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. The suspect was unharmed and surrendered to soldiers, after which he was taken to the Aroostook County Jail and charged with aggravated reckless driving, terrorism and failure to arrest, police said.

Canada Border Services Agency tweeted Monday afternoon that Highway 95 in Belleville at the Houlton-Woodstock border crossing was closed due to a police operation.

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 contacted Maine State Police for comment.

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