Potentially armed man arrested while allegedly attempting to illegally enter B.C. from U.S.

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      A potentially high-risk situation developed in southeast British Columbia this afternoon, involving a possible illegal border crossing.

      At 12:20 p.m. B.C. RCMP stated that RCMP were deployed in the Elk Valley region in B.C. after U.S. authorities believed that a man possibly crossed the border illegally into Canada.   

      At the time, police believed the man to be distraught and could have been carrying a firearm or other weapons.

      At 5 p.m., RCMP stated that U.S. officials confirmed that U.S. police located the male suspect near the Roosville, B.C., border crossing (north of Montana) just before 4 p.m. and took him into custody in the U.S.

      The Roosville-Grasmere crossing is the second most heavily used port in Montana.

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