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CBP Statement Regarding Death in Custody in Arizona

Release Date: 
September 21, 2020


TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection is saddened to report the death of a 30-year-old man from Mexico on Monday morning in a Tucson area hospital. We extend our condolences to his family.

On September 20, 2020, medical personnel assigned to the Tucson Coordination Center, a centralized processing facility operated by U.S. Border Patrol, became aware that a man in their custody was showing symptoms of dehydration. Agents contacted EMS and the man was transported to a local Tucson hospital by the Tucson Fire Department.  On the morning of September 21, while at the hospital, the man passed away and doctors were unable to resuscitate him.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021