NOGALES, Ariz. – A runaway train struck the rail gate at the Port of Nogales’ DeConcini crossing today at approximately 10:30 a.m.
The train was moving at a slow rate of speed, allowing U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers to jump aboard the train and engage the emergency brake. No injuries were reported and structural damage was minimal. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic at the port of entry were not impacted.
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.