SEATTLE — A 46-year-old man from Seattle was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Seattle-Tacoma Airport last Saturday when he was attempting to depart the United States en route to San Jose Cabo, Mexico, aboard Alaska Airlines flight 204.
Derik Paxton Hausman, a U.S. citizen was taken into custody after CBP officers encountered him in the jetway about to depart the United States. A short while earlier, CBP officers had conducted a name check which resulted in the discovery of warrant for a felony assault charge in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database, issued out of San Jose, Calif.
CBP officers held Hausman until the Port of Seattle Police responded and took custody of him pending extradition to San Jose, Calif. Hausman was traveling with his daughter; however the Port of Seattle Police made arrangements with the child’s mother for her to be picked up.
“CBP officers at Sea-Tac International Airport continuously screen passengers to identify and apprehend wanted fugitives arriving in and departing from the United States,” said Area Port Director Mark Wilkerson. “Our efforts, in coordination with state and local law enforcement agencies are part of the ongoing effort to keep communities safe.”
NCIC is a centralized automated data base designed to share information among law enforcement agencies including outstanding warrants for a wide range of offenses. CBP officers at Sea-Tac have made numerous previous arrests of individuals wanted for a wide range of offenses from local misdemeanors to felonies.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.