TUCSON, Ariz. –A 25-year-old Mexican man has been charged with assaulting a U.S. federal agent after he attacked a Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent east of Nogales, Arizona Sunday.
In response to an alert of possible illegal activity near the international boundary, the agent attempted to arrest a suspect found scaling the wall. The suspect resisted arrest, kicking the agent multiple times in the head. Despite the assault, the agent was able to get the combative subject off the fence to complete the arrest before being evaluated at a local hospital for his injuries.
The Mexican national will be processed for immigration violations in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines, and charged for assault.
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