Female Border Patrol agent violently assaulted by illegal immigrant: feds

Female Border Patrol agent violently assaulted by illegal immigrant: feds

An illegal immigrant violently attacked a female Border Patrol agent while she was making an arrest over the weekend, officials say

The unidentified agent ​was taking the person into custody Saturday in Arizona when the migrant attacked her, injuring her face and hands, Fox News Digital reported, citing a statement from Customs and Border Protection. ​

Despite her injuries, she continued to struggle with the ​attacker until backup arrived.

“On March 4, 2023, at approximately 4:00 a.m., a U.S. Border Patrol agent assigned to the Tucson Sector took a subject into custody near Foudy Road and State Route 92, after investigating the subject’s illegal entry into the U.S. While being placed in a service vehicle, the subject assaulted the agent, injuring the agent’s face and hands,” CBP said in a statement.​

The female agent received medical treatment. ​​

The FBI and the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office are investigating, the statement said.

US-Mexico border.

Border patrol agents detain a migrant.

According to CBP statistics, 217 border agents have been assaulted so far in fiscal year 2023, which stretches from Oct. 1, 2022, to Sept. 30, 2023.

A total of 40 agents were assaulted in January, 49 in December, 55 in November and 73 in October.

In fiscal year 2022, 692 officers were assaulted.


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