Usually, illegals throw rocks at the border patrol agents as they are trying to apprehend them. The case below is different and more extreme.
A female border patrol agent was attacked with a broken lawnmower blade today while she was sitting in her vehicle.
Are illegals and cartels getting more aggressive towards border patrol agents?
Violent cartels at the border don’t want territory taken from them: “Murders on Texas soil linked to Mexico’s Gulf Cartel.”
This is the Mexican cartel operating on the stretch of border in the Rio Grande Valley Sector—where many local elected officials refuse barriers. https://t.co/gUTzIG6bQV
— Brandon Darby (@brandondarby) February 27, 2019
The illegal is identified as 33-year-old Josue Gomez-Reyes. He is allegedly a gang member from Mexico and has a “lengthy criminal history.”
HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED:
Although sustaining injuries, she immediately pursued her attacker on foot and along with back up agents, was able to apprehend the attacker. We are relieved to report our
#CBPElCentro #USBP agent will be ok. The suspect is now in federal custody facing serious charges. Anyone who would brazenly attack a law enforcement officer is a threat to the public
A PHOTO OF THE BROKEN WINDOW:
(1) This morning a male individual approached a #USBP agent in #Calexico while she was stopped in her service vehicle & attacked her by throwing a bladed object at her through the driver’s side window. Although sustaining injuries, she immediately pursued her attacker on foot and pic.twitter.com/ewv1JkcOJb
— CBP El Centro (@CBPElCentro) March 4, 2019
A statement was released by El Centro Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez:
“It is unacceptable for our Border Patrol agents to come under such a violent attack, but I am extremely proud of the quick determination of our agent to give chase and arrest her attacker. Our agent was ambushed while faithfully carrying out her sworn duties as a law enforcement officer by a gang member with a lengthy criminal history here in the United States. Anytime a person chooses to attack a Border Patrol agent; they will know that they are going up against a highly trained professional and that once arrested they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”