May 21, 2019 3:33 pm
Updated: May 21, 2019 5:37 pm

N.B. RCMP investigating ‘sudden death’ at border crossing

WATCH: Police and the Canadian Border Services Agency are releasing few details about the death of a Quebec man at the border near McAdam, N.B. As Morganne Campbell reports, the incident had police rerouting traffic as they investigated.

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The New Brunswick RCMP is investigating a sudden death on the Canadian side of the St. Croix crossing Sunday evening.

Just after 7 p.m., officers with the West District RCMP responded to an incident at the border that connects St. Croix to Vanceboro, Maine.

The crossing is about 10 kilometres away from McAdam.

“The person involved was a 76-year-old man from Quebec,” says Const. Isabelle Beaulieu. “It’s an ongoing investigation surrounding the man’s death.”

The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) redirected traffic for about four and a half hours during the incident, which tied up the crossing on a busy holiday weekend.

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Police say they don’t believe the death was suspicious and do not believe anyone else was involved.

At this point, they’re not releasing the cause of death or if the man was in a vehicle at the time.

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