SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2012 START 2:30 PM / END ON UPDATE

(SWEETGRASS)
– THE U-S PORT OF ENTRY AT SWEETGRASS IS

CLOSED THIS AFTERNOON AND THE TOOLE COUNTY SHERIFF’S
DEPARTMENT

HAS BLOCKADED THE HIGHWAY NEAR THE PORT.

BOTH
THE NORTH AND SOUTH ENTRIES ARE CLOSED AND LISA WHITE,

A SPOKESPERSON WITH CANADIAN BORDER SERVICES SAYS THE ROYAL
CANADIAN

MOUNTED POLICE ARE THE LEAD INVESTIGATORS IN THE MATTER, BUT
THERE ARE

NO FURTHER DETAILS ON WHAT PROMPTED THE CLOSURE.

WHITE
SAYS TRAVELERS ARE BEING TOLD TO TAKE AN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE,

THE CLOSEST BEING THE DEL BONITA PORT OF ENTRY, NORTH OF CUT
BANK.  SHE

DID NOT SPECULATE ON HOW LONG THE PORT MIGHT BE CLOSED.

WHITE
DESCRIBED THE MATTER AS A “SECURITY INCIDENT” THAT IS BEING

INVESTIGATED.

THE
PORT OF ENTRY FACILITY IS A SHARED FACILITY WHICH HAS NOT BEEN

EVACUATED BUT THERE IS LIMITED ACCESS.