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Border Patrol Agent Assaulted Near San Luis

Release Date: 
March 22, 2017

YUMA, Ariz. – A Yuma Sector Border Patrol agent escaped injury early Monday after being bombarded with rocks thrown over the border fence near San Luis, Arizona. The agent was tracking footprints from two individuals heading north from the border toward Avenue H. The agent followed the footprints and apprehend one individual who had illegally entered the U.S. While tracking the second individual who had started to circle back towards Mexico, the agent was suddenly attacked with multiple rocks being thrown over the fence. The agent was able to get back into his vehicle and leave the area but not before his vehicle’s windshield took a direct hit. Agents are processing the individual apprehended on the U.S. side of the fence in accordance with Yuma Sector guidelines.

Last modified: 
March 22, 2017