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Border Patrol agents attacked with rocks again in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
December 5, 2016

WESLACO, Texas – For the fifth time in a month, Border Patrol agents were assaulted by subjects throwing rocks.

This incident occurred Thursday afternoon when Weslaco Station Border Patrol agents assigned to the Riverine unit were patrolling the Rio Grande near Hidalgo, Texas. Agents reported that several subjects on the Mexican side of the river began throwing rocks at them. No force was used against the subjects, who eventually dispersed and departed the area. The agents were unharmed in the incident and no damage to the boats was reported.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017