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Shots fired at Border Patrol agents on Rio Grande

September 3rd 2012   ·   20 Comments

EAST OF HIDALGO — Border Patrol agents were fired upon while patrolling the Rio Grande on Sunday night.

The agency had no injuries to report at press time Sunday night, but more information — including whether the agents returned fire — was to be released Monday morning, Border Patrol spokesman Enrique Mendiola said.

One vehicle was seen leaving the area on the Mexican side of the river after agents — both on the bank of the river and in a boat — were shot at after 9 p.m., Mendiola said.

“We’re reaching out to our Mexican counterparts to come to the area,” he said.

The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to provide backup for the agents using helicopters and ground crews Sunday night, Mendiola said.

“Our agents were working the area east of the Hidalgo Port of Entry,” he said. “Boat agents and agents on the ground took incoming rounds.”

Mendiola said Sunday night he was waiting on more information about the shooting.


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Readers Comments (20)

  1. These guns quite possibly could be some “fast & furious” Shame on obama!

  2. Just make a “glass bowl” outta most of Mexico

  3. And yet, “big sis” Napolitano insists the border is safe…sure it is!

  4. Gary Hamill says:

    shoot back boys and don’t miss

  5. This crap has to stop. Why aren’t we sending troops to the border!

  6. Allen Tobin says:

    i hope the hell they shot back,but probley not aloud to.

  7. I would of killed the son of a bitch.

  8. Bring our Armed Forces back home to defend our country “PLEASE”

  9. something our media won’t tell us…..

  10. Let them shoot back. Untie their hands.

  11. This is what happens when you have a soft-boiled commander-in-chief who does not want to see the police or military succeed against anarchy. These pussy-willow rules of engagement ought to be disregarded by the Border Patrol and the business handled the way they’ve been trained. Getting back home to Family is the name of the game.

  12. Were they allowed to shoot back!!

  13. Tracy Pearce says:

    Mr. President help!! Oh I forgot, the chair is empty.

  14. We need the National Guard,sealing our borders,but the CIT that USA have now wont do it;let wait for Romney and press him do do it..FF..

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