CALEXICO, CALIF.—This morning, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a dangerous fugitive on the run attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States.
At approximately 5 a.m., Border Patrol agents observed an individual make an illegal entry into the United States by climbing over the international boundary fence. The individual ran into an apartment complex located in the downtown area of Calexico. Agents from the bike patrol unit responded to the area and conducted a search. Border Patrol agents encountered the man and arrested him before he was able to blend into the populated streets.
Agents discovered the man, a 44-year-old United States Citizen, possessed a fully loaded hand gun that was tucked into his waistband, and four loaded magazines inside his rear pockets.
The man was transported to the Calexico Border Patrol station where it was revealed he has an extensive criminal history and an active warrant with the United States Marshalls. The man is also wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigations for three armed bank robberies.
The man, weapon, and ammunition were turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
The El Centro Sector's Community Awareness Campaign is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness on the indicators of crime and other threats. We encourage public and private sector employees to remain vigilant and play a key role in keeping our country safe. Please report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at (800) 901-2003.
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.