Some WA border residents irked with federal agents

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- Some Whatcom County residents who are frustrated with border agents driving through their property near British Columbia are chaining or locking gates.

Berry farmer Darry Ehlers told The Bellingham Herald he wants agents to think twice about respecting private property.

Border Patrol spokesman Richard Sinks says in an emergency agents could cut the locks.

A public meeting on the tensions with federal agents is set for Tuesday evening at the Mount Baker Rotary Building in Lynden.

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Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com