Assaults on Border Patrol Agents

Border Patrol Agent Assaulted in Texas, Shoots Attacker

A Laredo Sector Border Patrol agent used his firearm to defend himself from an attack from a man who illegally crossed the border in South Texas, according to officials. The suspect allegedly assaulted the agent as he attempted to make an arrest.

TOPSHOT - A Border Patrol agent apprehends an illegal immigrant near the US border with Mexico on, March 27, 2018 in the Rio Grande Valley Sector, near McAllen, Texas. (Photo by Loren ELLIOTT / AFP) (Photo credit should read LOREN ELLIOTT/AFP via Getty Images)

Deported Criminal Alien Assaulted Border Patrol Agent, Say Feds

A previously deported criminal alien from Mexico assaulted a Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agent during an arrest. The Mexican national with an extensive criminal history was traveling with a large group of migrants near the immigration checkpoint on Highway 57 in South Texas.

FALFURRIAS, TX - JULY 23: U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants in dense brushland some 60 miles north of the U.S. Mexico border in Brooks County on July 23, 2014 near Falfurrias, Texas.