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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Agents Assaulted

Release Date: 
September 28, 2018

EDINBURG, Texas – Assaults on Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol Agents continue.

Tuesday, McAllen agents encountered a group of illegal aliens near Peñitas, Texas. As agents placed the subjects under arrest, one subject bit an agent on the wrist in an attempt to escape. The subject was subdued and taken into custody.

This morning, Kingsville agents working the checkpoint arrested a subject on smuggling charges. While in custody, the subject became assaultive and bit an agent on the arm.

Border Patrol is processing the subjects’ accordingly.

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February 3, 2021