Two Men Who Caused Canadian Border Closure Identified
Officials have released the identities of two men who caused the temporary closure of the Canadian border crossing in Houlton.
It was around 10:15 a.m. on Friday, October 26th, when police responded to a report of a vehicle that had stopped at the crossing between Maine and Woodstock, New Brunswick. Officials said two men inside the vehicle were refusing to communicate with either American or Canadian border agents. The vehicle finally began to move toward the American point of entry at around 4:20 p.m. and the two men were arrested.
WAGM-TV reports 22-year-old Damien Roy of Nova Scotia is currently in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody. He's being held at the Cumberland County Jail in Portland, pending immigration proceedings. 21-year-old Bailey Roy, also of Nova Scotia, is charged with willfully obstructing peace officers in the execution of their duties. He made his first court appearance in New Brunswick on Monday.
Three years ago, Global News reports the brothers went missing from their Clayton Park home. They were found safe, in Bedford a couple of weeks later. So far, there's been no suggestion of a motive for their actions earlier this week.