BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at the Port of Baltimore arrested a Lauderdale Lakes, Florida man today who was wanted on a felony arrest warrant.
The 36 year-old man, who arrived on a flight from Germany, was wanted by the El Paso, Texas County Sherriff’s Office for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Assault on a Family or House Member, Impeding Breath or Circulation. CBP officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. CBP officers arrested the man and turned him over to Maryland Transportation Authority police officers for extradition.
“The United States is a welcoming nation; however, CBP remains ever vigilant in intercepting those travelers that our laws identify as needing further scrutiny,” said Dianna Bowman CBP Area Port Director for the Port of Baltimore.
CBP conducts inspection operations and intercepts currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products and other illicit items, and on average arrests 21 wanted persons a day at U.S. Ports of entry nationwide.
Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP’s Travel section at to learn rules governing travel to and from the U.S.
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.