CBP officers detain fugitive from justice at Sea-Tac
SEATTLE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers detained a fugitive from justice, who is the suspect in a Colorado shooting death, Friday at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The man was detained by CBP officers after they were contacted by Homeland Security Investigations and notified that the man was attempting to flee the United States to Hong Kong. The man was wanted by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as the suspect in the shooting death of his girlfriend, which took place Thursday. The Port of Seattle Police Department arrested the man and transported him to the King County Jail to await the arrival of detectives from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, who will escort the man back to Colorado to face charges.
“Thanks to interagency collaboration and the dedication of our officers, this man was unable to flee from justice,” said Area Port of Seattle Director Mark W. Wilkerson. “CBP officers remain vigilant in intercepting travelers attempting to avoid prosecution and ensuring they face the charges against them.”
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