Three in custody after fleeing Canada border checkpoint, chase
|Mark Gutman/Daily News-- A sport utility vehicle involved in a Tuesday car chase is seen on a flatbed on Route 20A near Snyder Road in Varysburg. Three men were taken into custody.|
VARYSBURG — Three men who failed to stop at a checkpoint at the U.S. border with Canada were taken into custody after a chase that ended in a field off Route 20A late Tuesday afternoon.
Wyoming County Sheriff Gregory Rudolph said his department was deployed after a Hyundai Tucson SUV failed to stop at the checkpoint and led border patrol and agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement on a chase that went through Erie County and into Wyoming County.
The driver went off Route 20A near Snyder Road, ending up in a field about 75 feet from the road. All three men inside fled into nearby woods.
K9 Units from the state Department of Environmental Conservation and Genesee and Erie counties were called to assist in the search.
All three were taken into custody without further incident.
Rudolph said he was not aware why the men fled. He said all three men and the SUV were taken by U.S. Border Patrol and ICE agents.
A spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol office in Buffalo said he did not have any information. ICE officials did not immediately return phone calls seeking information.
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