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US Arizona border agent shoots and wounds Russian migrant during altercation

13:30  16 november  2019
13:30  16 november  2019 Source:   azcentral.com

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An Arizona border agent shot and wounded a Russian migrant who was suspected of crossing the border illegally Thursday evening east of 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

Arizona border agent shoots and wounds Russian migrant during altercation . A Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent was attempting to arrest a person, a migrant determined to be a Russian citizen, at around 7:15 p.m. Thursday when an altercation occurred, according to a news release from U.S

An Arizona border agent shot and wounded a Russian migrant who was suspected of crossing the border illegally Thursday evening east of Lukeville.

FILE--In this April 10, 2018, file photo, a Customs and Border Patrol agent patrols the international border near Nogales, Ariz.© AP Photo/Matt York, file FILE--In this April 10, 2018, file photo, a Customs and Border Patrol agent patrols the international border near Nogales, Ariz.

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.

The agent fired his service weapon and struck the migrant, who suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken by helicopter to a Phoenix-area hospital, the release stated.

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BREAKING: @CBPArizona says an # Arizona border agent shot a Russian migrant during “physical altercation ” on Thursday as they crossed the border illegally near Lukeville. Migrant was air lifted to #Phoenix hospital with non-life threatening injuries. pic.twitter.com/6wWr7r6O2o.

The border agency explained in the release that at around 7:15 p.m. a Border Patrol agent responded to a single subject suspected of illegal crossing BREAKING: @CBPArizona says an # Arizona border agent shot a Russian migrant during “physical altercation ” on Thursday as they crossed the

Officials said Friday the migrant was still at the hospital.

The agent was not seriously injured, CBP officials said in the release.

The FBI and CBP Use of Force Incident Team are investigating. No additional details were immediately available.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Arizona border agent shoots and wounds Russian migrant during altercation

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