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CBP Statement on Border Patrol Agent Discharging Firearm in Arizona

Release Date: 
October 19, 2015

"On October 19,  at approximately 6:25 a.m. an agent was patrolling the international boundary fence near Naco, Arizona.  While securing a person he had just taken into custody, he observed a person in Mexico point what he believed to be a firearm at him.  Fearing his life was in danger, the agent discharged his service-issued firearm at the subject.  It is unknown if any persons were injured. The U.S. Border Patrol is working closely with Mexican authorities, who responded to the incident scene.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection is deploying a Use of Force Incident Team to respond to the scene as well and has made notification to the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General.  A more detailed statement will be provided when information becomes available."

Last modified: 
February 8, 2017