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Arizona Border Patrol Agent Assaulted

Release Date: 
December 18, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. – On Dec. 6, a Border Patrol agent assigned to the Ajo Border Patrol Station was assaulted near Gu Vo, Arizona. The agent was responding to a call in the area when the assault took place.

The agent suffered lacerations to the face and an orbital bone fracture, resulting in 22 stiches. The agent was air-lifted from the scene to a Tucson hospital and has since been released. A person of interest has been identified as Carlos Manuel Pena-Nieblas, a citizen of Mexico. The search for the assailant is on-going and the FBI is investigating.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017