TUCSON, Ariz. –A 19-year-old Mexican man has been arrested and charged with assaulting a U.S. Federal agent after he attacked a Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent south of Bisbee on Wednesday evening.
While responding to a call of possible illegal alien activity near a residence, an agent attempted to arrest the suspect as he ran from the area. The suspect resisted arrest by fighting with and striking the agent in the head with a rock. The individual briefly absconded after the assault, but with the help of other Border Patrol agents; Air and Marine Operations assets; and night vision technology, the man was quickly apprehended.
The agent was taken to a local hospital for treatment and has since been released.
The Mexican national will be processed for immigration violations and charged with assault on a Federal agent.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.