Border Patrol Agent Stabbed — Assailant Shot, Killed

Border Patrol agents arrest migrants in Arizona after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico.
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A Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent shot and killed an illegal alien after being stabbed multiple times. The incident occurred as the agent attempted to arrest a group that crossed near Nogales, Arizona.

A Tucson Sector agent patrolling the border on foot east of Nogales on the morning of September 21 encountered a group of migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico. As the agent attempted to place the group in custody, one of the migrants attacked with a knife, according to information provided by Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials.

The assailant stabbed the agent multiple times, officials stated. The agent managed to draw a service weapon and fire, striking the attacker. The illegal alien sustained a fatal injury from the shooting and died at the scene.

Other agents arranged for a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations helicopter to airlift the agent to the Nogales Airport. There, an awaiting air ambulance transported the wounded agent to a hospital in Tucson.

Doctors at the hospital treated the agent for his wounds and released him once medically cleared.

“The FBI, CBP Office of Professional Responsibility, DHS Office of Inspector General, and Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene, with the FBI serving as lead federal agency for the investigation of this incident,” Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials stated.

Breitbart Texas reached out to Tucson Sector officials for additional information about the assailant and the incident. Officials responded they could not provide any additional information at this time.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday-morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.

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