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US Border Patrol agent shoots Russian allegedly trying to sneak into US

02:20  16 november  2019
02:20  16 november  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

Arizona border agent shoots and wounds Russian migrant during altercation

  Arizona border agent shoots and wounds Russian migrant during altercation The agent was attempting to arrest the migrant suspected of crossing the border illegally when an altercation ensued, according to CBP officials.A Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent was attempting to arrest a person, a migrant determined to be a Russian citizen, around 7:15 p.m. when an altercation ensued, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

A Border Patrol agent shot and wounded a Russian citizen who appeared to be trying to enter the United States illegally from Mexico, the Border Patrol said. The agent was trying to arrest the man just after 7:15 p.m. on the U . S .-Mexico border east of Lukeville, Ariz

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A Border Patrol agent shot and wounded a Russian citizen who appeared to be trying to enter the United States illegally from Mexico, the Border Patrol said.

In this file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent stands near a crossing to Mexico at the San Ysidro port of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego.© Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

In this file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent stands near a crossing to Mexico at the San Ysidro port of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego.

The agent was trying to arrest the man just after 7:15 p.m. on the U.S.-Mexico border east of Lukeville, Ariz., Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement.

"As the agent attempted to arrest the subject, a physical altercation ensued, and the agent discharged his firearm, striking the subject," CBP said.

The agency said the injured man was flown to a Phoenix hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The border agent was not harmed.

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The FBI and the CBP Use of Force Incident Team are investigating the shooting.

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