Grand Portage, Minn. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., man considered to be a dangerous felon. The man was wanted for charges of armed false imprisonment, tampering with a witness/victim and felony battery.
On August 2, at approximately 6 p.m., CBP officers were conducting primary inspections when they came in contact with Andrew Byer, a 48-year-old-man identified as a U.S. citizen and a resident of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
CBP officers discovered that Byer had an outstanding warrant issued by the Broward County, Fla., Sheriff's office. The warrant was discovered while conducting routine queries in the National Criminal Information Center.
CBP officers arrested Byer and turned him over to the custody of the Cook County Sheriff's office pending extradition to Florida.
"This is another good arrest by our CBP officers, which demonstrates the good work that CBP is doing day in and day out at our ports of entry," said Pembina Area Port Director Mary Delaquis.
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.