ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRIGIN ISLANDS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers identified Saturday a man sought out in connection with an attempted homicide by the Virgin Islands Police Department.
Brian Liz, 19, a citizen of the United States and resident of New York, presented himself for CBP inspection at the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas before boarding a JetBlue Airlines flight bound to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
CBP officers in St. Thomas, utilizing law enforcement databases, identified Liz as the subject of an investigation by the Virgin Islands Police Department in connection with an attempted homicide. They proceeded to confirm Liz's identity and contacted the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department. Officers from the USVI Police arrived on site and conducted the arrest.
"CBP officers' cooperation with other law enforcement agencies results in processing many cases of outstanding law enforcement violations," stated Louis Harrigan, area port director for the United States Virgin Islands. "CBP officers facilitate legitimate travel while making sure that travelers that transgress the criminal justice system and are encountered at our borders are identified and detained."
CBP officers detect many individuals wanted by law enforcement authorities, upon their arrival to the USVI or their return to the mainland from Puerto Rico and the USVI.
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.