Yuma Border Patrol Agents Assaulted
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents escaped injury during separate incidents after being attacked with rocks thrown over the border fence near San Luis, Arizona.
On Sunday, an agent was looking for signs of illegal entry into the United States near Avenue H and the border fence when the agent’s vehicle was struck by multiple rocks. The agent was able to move away from the area without injury.
On Tuesday, an agent on patrol noticed rocks being thrown over the international border fence near Avenue D. The agent was able to move to a safe distance without injury or damage to the vehicle.
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.