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Agent Assaulted While Conducting an Arrest

Release Date: 
February 16, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – A Mexican national crossed the U.S. border illegally Feb. 11 on the Tohono O’odham Nation, near the village of Vamori, and assaulted a Border Patrol agent assigned to the Three Points Station.

Agents had tracked down two men suspected of illegally entering the United States but, upon contact, one of the subjects ran. A chase ensued and, when the agent caught up with and tried to handcuff the suspect, the man became combative.

After securing the 43-year-old assailant, the agent was taken to a local hospital, treated and released. The man is currently facing charges for assault on a federal officer and immigration violations. The other suspect, also an adult Mexican male, was arrested without incident.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021