On July 15, 2016, at approximately 5:30 a.m., Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents encountered a male subject near the river in Laredo, Texas, who entered the U.S. illegally and apprehended him. Border Patrol agents subdued the man, after he became combative. While escorting him to a Border Patrol vehicle for transportation and processing, the man became unresponsive; Border Patrol agents immediately provided medical attention until Laredo Emergency Medical Services arrived and transported the man to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The man was determined to be from Mexico. The Laredo Sector Border Patrol regrets the loss of life and will work with the appropriate agencies to further investigate this incident.
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.