A man driving a van with Washington state license plates shot and wounded a female Canadian border guard Tuesday, then died of what police believe was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The shooting temporarily closed the Peace Arch crossing at Blaine, Washington, on the U.S.-Canada border. Drivers were diverted to other crossings.
Authorities say the female Canada Border Services Agency officer was shot in the neck and suffered serious injuries, but was breathing and conscious when she was flown to a hospital. The officer was in her booth when she was shot. Investigators were trying to figure out what happened and why.
Police were confident the unidentified man took his own life, based on initial investigations at the scene. The man was attempting to cross into Canada from the United States.
The Peace Arch crossing in Blaine is the third busiest port of entry on the northern border. (AP)