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CBP Statement

Release Date: 
August 29, 2016

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - On August 27 at approximately 2 a.m. CST, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Grand Forks Sector were notified of a suspicious subject in a vehicle near the Pembina Port of Entry.  Two Border Patrol Agents from the Pembina Border Patrol Station responded and encountered the individual traveling south from the border.  When the agents attempted to stop the subject’s vehicle, the subject rammed a Border Patrol vehicle.  The subject was assaultive and failed to comply with verbal commands. The agents discharged their service issued firearms.  The subject was not struck by the agents gunfire, but was taken to a local hospital in Cavalier due to self-inflicted injuries. The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation has primary jurisdiction and is investigating the shooting with full cooperation from the Grand Forks Sector Border Patrol.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection has also deployed a Use of Force Incident Team (UFIT) to the scene to assist in the investigation. Neither the agents or the suspect suffered any life threatening injuries.

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February 3, 2021