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Runaway Train Rolls Through Gate at Nogales Port

Release Date: 
January 9, 2017

A freight train broke through the Port of Nogales rail gate on Monday morning.
A freight train broke through the Port of
Nogales rail gate on Monday morning.

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. 

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017