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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

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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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