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.
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.