On Monday a Maine State Trooper shot at a truck near the U.S.-Canada border in Houlton, Maine, after the Trooper observed a sign on the truck indicating the driver had an explosive device on board and the driver refused to stop.
According to a Monday press release by Maine State Police, State Trooper Denver Roy attempted to stop a truck going northbound on Interstate 95 in Houlton at about 10:40 a.m.
The truck operator continued toward the U.S.-Canada border without stopping, at which time the Trooper saw a sign on the truck indicating that the operator had an explosive device on board, the press release stated.
The truck operator stopped upon arriving at the Canadian Point of Entry in Houlton, where troopers commanded the driver to get out of the truck.
After the truck operator did not get out and maneuvered the vehicle toward the Point of Entry, Corporal Eric Paquette of the Maine State Police shot at the driver.
The truck driver was uninjured and surrendered to the troopers.
Police identified Tony Holford, 42, from Providence, Rhode Island as the driver.
Holford was taken to Aroostook County Jail and charged with aggravated reckless conduct, terrorizing and failure to stop.
The release states that the Office of the Maine Attorney General and the Maine State Police are working together with Canadian authorities to investigate the incident.
The point of entry remained closed until almost 10 p.m. Monday night due to the investigation of the incident by crime scene technicians and the Maine State Police Bomb Squad.
The press release added that the scene is contained and there is no on-going danger to the public, and that the investigation will continue in the coming days.