Canadian border guard shot by U.S. motorist

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A female Canadian border guard was shot Tuesday by a U.S. motorist who then turned the gun on himself, said Canadian authorities.

The U.S. man shot himself shortly after firing on the border guard, reported the Toronto Star. The man drew his gun on the border guard while she was attempting to inspect his vehicle at the Peace Arch crossing, according to police. The popular crossing near Blaine, Wash., was immediately closed.

The boarder guard was breathing before she was airlifted to a hospital, reported CNN News, but her current condition is still unknown, said Surrey Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Bert Paquet.

The shooter was pronounced dead at the scene, reported CNN News, but his identity has not been released. He was driving from Washington state across the Canadian border, authorities said.

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