The Ferry Point Bridge from St. Stephen, New Brunswick to Calais, Maine, was closed. “The five people who attempted to cross into the United States are not Canadians and are possibly illegal immigrants – possibly from Afghanistan.”
“Possible illegal immigrants leave car, try to enter U.S. on foot, by Derwin Gowan for the Telegraph-Journal, October 19 (thanks to James):
ST. STEPHEN – The RCMP bomb squad stood by in St. Stephen Sunday night as American authorities questioned five people who attempted to enter the United States.
The Canada Border Services Agency closed the Ferry Point Bridge from St. Stephen to Calais, Maine, shortly after 6 p.m. and asked the RCMP to divert traffic. Police at the Calais end of the bridge did the same.
Not only did the police not allow traffic across the bridge but, at the St. Stephen end, they did not allow motorists to drive up Milltown Boulevard past the end of it. Traffic coming one way detoured up Watson Street, the other way up Main Street, to Union Street.
The five people who attempted to cross into the United States are not Canadians and are possibly illegal immigrants – possibly from Afghanistan, RCMP J Division media relations officer Sgt. Claude Tremblay said late Sunday night from Fredericton.
“The reason we closed the bridge is because they left their vehicle and went on foot,” Tremblay said….