YUMA, Ariz. – A Border Patrol Agent was assaulted with rocks on Saturday afternoon while working near Andrade, Calif.
Shortly after noticing two individuals in Mexico approach the International boundary, the agent’s vehicle was bombarded by rocks. Despite the glass shattering throughout the truck, the agent was fortunate to only sustain minor injuries. Mexican officials were contacted but both subjects fled the area and could not be located.
“Although Yuma Sector is one of the most secured stretches of border, there are still inherent dangers to our job”, stated Chief Patrol Agent Anthony Porvaznik. “It’s everyone’s job at Yuma Sector to insure the safety of our Agents each and every day. These actions by deviant individuals will not sway us from protecting the border”, concluded Chief Porvaznik.
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.