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Update on Altercation at a Border Patrol Checkpoint

Release Date: 
May 12, 2015

Swanton, Vt - U.S. Customs and Border Protection continues to investigate a report from the U.S. Border Patrol’s Swanton Sector about an altercation between an individual and two Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint Thursday. The altercation followed a brief verbal exchange between the individual and the two agents regarding their intent to inspect the vehicle. CBP investigators have analyzed the scene of the incident, are taking statements and have reached out to the individuals involved. Based on preliminary information from the investigation, one of the two agents deployed an electronic control device during the altercation. As standard procedure, Swanton Sector notified the DHS Office of Inspector General after the incident.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017