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Pokemon Go mania causes international incident on US border

Two Canadian teenaged brothers inadvertently crossed the US-Canada border while playing the widely popular location-based augmented reality game Pokemon Go, causing a rare international incident.


Pokemon Go mania causes international incident on US border

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The craze for the recently-launched Pokemon Go has led to an international incident on the US border.

Two Canadian teenaged brothers inadvertently crossed the US-Canada border while playing the widely popular location-based augmented reality game Pokemon Go, causing a rare international incident.

The two Canadian teenagers were apprehended by US Border Patrol agents aft er they inadvertently -- and illegally -- crossed the US-Canada border while playing the game on their phones, officials said.

The agents encountered the teens walking southbound from the Canadian province of Alberta, into Montana, while playing Pokemon Go, the Department of Homeland Security's US Customs and Border Protection agency said in a statement.

Border Patrol agents quickly determined that the teens were unaware they had crossed the border, the statement said.

In a bizarre incident in the US, a woman last week got stuck up in a tree inside a cemetery while playing Pokemon Go.

Also, a teenager was shot dead in Guatemala after being ambushed while playing the game with his cousin.

(With PTI inputs)

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