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Traffic Alert: Slater Road traffic impacted by police activity

Law enforcement vehicles along Slater Road (October 31, 2022). Photo: Whatcom News

FERNDALE, Wash. — As of 1pm, Monday, October 31st, Slater Road traffic in both directions was impacted while law enforcement agencies were conducting a search for a subject in the area about . Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, Ferndale Police, Lummi Nation Police, Washington State Patrol, US Customs and Border Protection and Bellingham Police personnel were involved in the activity that, according to emergency radio transmissions from the scene, was impacting traffic on Slater Road east of the intersection with Haxton Way.

Approximate location of traffic impacts

Reports from the scene say law enforcement personnel were attempting to locate a subject that fled into a field north of Slater Road and is a suspect in a crime.

It was reported about 2:20pm that the subject was in custody.

Whatcom County Fire District 7 Assistant Fire Chief Justin Iverson told Whatcom News a person who had been receiving treatment at the scene was transported to PeaceHealth St Joseph Medicial Center shortly after 3pm with non-life-threatening injuries under basic life support (BLS) protocol.

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This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.

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