Police in the city are holding their heads up high as Travis Brandon Baumgartner, 21, sits in a holding cell in Langley, BC.
Inspector Bob Hassel says Baumgartner tried to get across the border using his mother's Alberta license plates, but was detained at the US border, around 30-40 kilometres south of Abbotsford, BC.
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Hassel says was arrested peacefully and that was the outcome they were hoping for. He says within 48 hours from the time officials were notified Baumgartner was brought to justice.
"We're extremely grateful to the RCMP and the border officials of Linden, Washington and all of our policing partners who helped bring this dangerous suspect into custody in such a quick manner," Hassel remarked.
Hassel says a team of eight EPS members flew into Langley Saturday night.
"They're sifting through evidence, including the suspect's vehicle," Hassel said. "They're doing that as we speak and they just started that, I believe."
Hassel says when Baumgartner was arrested at the border investigators allegedly found over $330,000 in his vehicle, but did not find his pistol from work or the missing body armour.
Baumgartner is expected to be transported back to Edmonton sometime this week.
He was wanted on Canada wide warrants for three counts of first degree murder, one count attempted murder and four counts of robbery with a firearm.
Baumgartner is scheduled to make his first court appearance in Langley Monday.
Police will speak about the case again Monday at 11am. (twd, sj)
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