A report from the Canadian Press says that an Alberta man was spotted kayaking on Lake Koocanusa between British Columbia and Montana on April 19. RCMP worried that he may have been trying to cross the border.

According to the report, RCMP warned border officers about the 32-year-old Edmonton man, Tommy Plante.

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The following morning, a border officer saw a kayak on the shore and found that the man had set up a campsite just south of the border.

When the officer got close, Plante grabbed a rifle and bolted into the woods. The two engaged in an 8-kilometre chase before he was caught and arrested.

He is now facing a criminal complaint of entering the U.S. illegally as well as possession of a firearm and ammunition. He's awaiting his next court date in Montana.

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