- Associated Press - Thursday, September 5, 2019

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) - Federal immigration officials are conducting a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 89 in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

The Valley News reports Lebanon Police Chief Richard Mello said his department isn’t involved. He said Border Patrol agents notified the department within the last week that a checkpoint would take place.

Mello said Thursday a checkpoint hasn’t been held in Lebanon in his four-year tenure.

Immigration officials held stops in the past along Interstate 91 in Hartford, Vermont. Border Patrol agents also boarded a Greyhound bus in White River Junction two years ago. Agents also have conducted checkpoints along I-93 in Woodstock, New Hampshire.

Authorities can set up checkpoints within 100 miles of any U.S. “external boundary.”


Information from: Lebanon Valley News, http://www.vnews.com

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