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Three Border Patrol Agents Assaulted in Five Days

Illegal aliens assaulted three El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents in separate incidents over a five-day period. The agents did not sustain major injuries during the attacks.
Agents patrolling on bikes near the Calexico Port of Entry on the evening of October 11 came upon a man they suspected had illegally crossed the border from Mexico. As the agents questioned the man, he attacked one of the agents while resisting arrest, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. The agent deployed pepper spray and safely took the 24-year-old Mexican national into custody.

Agents offered the migrant medical attention for his eyes but he declined. The agents took him to the station where he will be processed for immigration violations and assaulting a federal agent.

“Our agents put their safety on the line every time they go out and patrol the border,” El Centro Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez said in a written statement. “Acts of violence like the ones committed against our agents will not deter us from our mission.”

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