Things are becomming increasingly violent and dangerous at the southern border.
And that’s not just for regular citizens, it’s for highly trained and armed border patrol agents!
A scary thought.
Here are more details, from the Washington Times:
Violence against Border Patrol agents continued to spiral this week with authorities reporting one agent held at gunpoint by an illegal immigrant in California, and two agents in Arizona facing attacks by hand.
In the California incident agents responded Monday morning to a report that two illegal immigrants had been detected crossing the border on foot. The first man was apprehended without any problem, but the second, Hector Rodriguez-Chavez, aimed a loaded Star Echeverria pistol at an agent.
The agent and Rodriguez struggled for the gun, and even the help of two other agents was not enough to pry the weapon from Rodriguez’s hand, the agents said in court documents.
Finally, one of the agents used his taser on Rodriguez, who dropped the pistol and stopped resisting.
Agents later found that he’d been deported back to Mexico at least five times before, dating back more than 20 years. His most recent ouster was in October 2017. He also had convictions in the U.S. for violent drug crimes and firearms offenses.
“Our agents’ vigilance prevented this dangerous person from illegally re-entering our communities,” said Rodney S. Scott, chief agent for the Border Patrol’s San Diego sector.
The Arizona assaults both happened Tuesday.
In one, agents were trying to arrest four illegal immigrants when one of them, a 25-year-old Guatemalan man, threw dirt in an agent’s face then swung his belt, trying to use the buckle as a weapon to strike the agent.
He was subdued and put into a vehicle, where he then spit in another agent’s face, authorities said.
Breitbart had even more about the 5-Time Deported Migrant:
Violence by migrants against Border Patrol agents appears to be escalating this week when a previously deported illegal immigrant from Mexico pulled a handgun on an agent in California. In Arizona, two Guatemalan nationals attacked Border Patrol agents in separate incidents.
U.S. Border Patrol agents patrolling the border in Southern California received a report that electronic surveillance picked up two illegal immigrants crossing the border on foot on November 26. The agents responded to the scene located about a half-mile north of the Otay Mesa Port of Entry and encountered the two migrants.
One of the migrants surrendered without incident. The second man, later identified as Hector Rodriguez-Chavez, pulled a loaded Star Echeverria pistol and pointed it at one of the agents, according to information obtained from the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California’s office. The agent began struggling with the illegal immigrant and placed his body on the right arm of the subject. He could not pull the pistol from Rodriguez’s hands. Two other agents joined in the struggle about a minute later to attempt to subdue the migrant and gain control of the firearm. After multiple verbal commands to drop the pistol and stop resisting, one of the agents used a taser on the subject who then dropped the pistol and surrendered the criminal complaint states.
A background investigation identified the suspect as Hector Rodriguez-Chavez. The Mexican national has a lengthy history of violent drug crimes and firearms offenses, the U.S. attorney’s office stated. His records indicate that immigration officers deported him at least five times over a 20-year period.
“Our agents’ vigilance prevented this dangerous person from illegally re-entering our communities,” San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott in a statement.
The following day, two Guatemalan nationals allegedly assaulted Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents in separate incidents.
In the first incident, Border Patrol agents working south of Three Points, Arizona, attempted to arrest four migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico. A 25-year-old Guatemalan man allegedly became combative and threw dirt in the agent’s face, according to information obtained from Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials. He then reportedly began swinging his belt at the agent in an apparent attempt to use the attached belt buckle as a weapon. Following a struggle, agents subdued the man and placed him in handcuffs. The assaults continued as the Guatemalan man allegedly spit in the face of another agent.
The agents arrested two Mexican nationals, two Guatemalan nationals, and a U.S. citizen in this smuggling attempt.