Shots fired report near Smokehouse Road brings large law enforcement response

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According to law enforcement radio transmissions, several law enforcement personnel from multiple agencies around Whatcom County responded a report of shots fired at an officer in the vicinity of Smokehouse Road shortly after midnight this morning.

Smokehouse Road has been closed between Haxton Way and Kinley Way while law enforcement deal with the situation.

A SWAT vehicle was requested by law enforcement at the scene.

According to one person near the scene, a US Customs and Border Protection helicopter could be heard circling overhead.

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As of 2am, a perimeter was still being maintained.

As of 2:45am, a report from the scene was that 1 suspect was in custody and another was still being sought.

Several of the personnel who responded to this incident were clearing the scene around 3:30am to return to regular duties.

This story will be updated with more details when information from official sources is available.

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