US Attack on Arizona border patrol agent highlights dangers along the border

04:06  14 june  2018
04:06  14 june  2018 Source:   cbsnews.com

Border Patrol: Agent wounded in shooting in southern Arizona

  Border Patrol: Agent wounded in shooting in southern Arizona The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent has been wounded in a shooting in southern Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico border.A Border Patrol statement says the agent was taken to a hospital Tuesday morning for treatment but provides no information on the agent's injuries or the circumstances of the shooting.The statement says the shooting happened south of the community Arivaca (ayr-uh-VAH'-kuh) at 4:30 a.m. and that several people referred to as subjects of the investigation were taken into custody.It says the FBI and the Office of Professional Responsibility of U.S. Customs and Border Protection are investigating.

As the Border Patrol implemented its Prevention Through Deterrence strategy, including constructing the border fence in San Diego and deploying agents directly along the border in more populated areas, apprehensions in California began decreasing steadily while apprehensions in Arizona began

LOS ANGELES -- A U.S. Border Patrol agent is in stable condition after being shot several times at close range Tuesday, border patrol said. Despite the reporting differences, agents along the Arizona border say the threat is real.

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LOS ANGELES -- A U.S. Border Patrol agent is in stable condition after being shot several times at close range Tuesday, border patrol said. In a desolate part of southern Arizona near the Mexican border, the lone agent was investigating activity picked up by sensors, and was ambushed just before dawn.

"The agent was attacked by an unknown number of assailants, one of whom fired several shots at the agent in close proximity," said Chief Rodolfo Karisch.

The 21-year veteran is also a trained paramedic, and treated his own gunshot wounds in the field.

Border chief: Wounded agent stable, in good spirits

  Border chief: Wounded agent stable, in good spirits The wounded U.S. Border Patrol agent who was shot this week while patrolling a remote area alone near Arizona's border with Mexico is in stable condition and good spirts, the chief of the agency in Tucson said Wednesday. Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch released very few new details at a morning news conference.Karisch said the agent, a veteran with 21 years of experience, was investigating activity picked up by sensors while patrolling on foot in a rural, mountainous area south of the community of Arivaca when the shooting occurred before dawn Tuesday.

As the Border Patrol implemented its Prevention Through Deterrence strategy, including constructing the border fence in San Diego and deploying agents directly along the border in more populated areas, apprehensions in California began decreasing steadily while apprehensions in Arizona began

An illegal alien is dead after assaulting a US Border Patrol Agent along the Yuma sector of the US-Mexico border Thursday night. Video released showing deputy attacked with machete during fatal OIS in California.

Jim Chilton, who owns land nearby, says it's often used by drug cartels.

"We're undoubtedly being watched right now by the Sinaloa cartel scouts," he told us.

According to the FBI, the number of assaults on agents averages 428 per year. But under a new reporting policy, U.S. Border Patrol says that number is dramatically higher. They multiply all the variables, so a 2017 incident in south Texas, involving six suspects, seven agents and three kinds of weapons, was reported as 126 assaults.

Despite the reporting differences, agents along the Arizona border say the threat is real.

Several people were picked up near the shooting scene and are being held on immigration violations. But so far, they have not been connected with the shooting of the agent.

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“This incident highlights the dangers faced by migrants at the hands of smugglers.”

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