November 25, 2013

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Contact: CBP Press Office U.S. Border Patrol San ie!o Sector "#1$% 21#&'1(2

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Assaulted by Large Crowd of Mexican Nationals
SAN YSIDRO, Calif.—Border Patrol a!ents )or+in! near t,e U.S. -.e/ico 0nternational Border 1esterda1 )ere assa2lted )it, roc+s and bottles. On November 2', 2013, more t,an 100 3eo3le ille!all1 crossed t,e 0nternational Border from .e/ico one&42arter&mile )est of t,e San 5sidro Port of 6ntr1 in t,e 7i82ana *iver c,annel. 7,e !ro23 advanced to)ard a Border Patrol a!ent 3ositioned one&ei!,t, of a mile nort, of t,e border. 7,e a!ent ordered t,e !ro23 to sto3. 7,e !ro23 i!nored ,is commands and contin2ed to advance. 7,e a!ent de3lo1ed ,is Pe33erBall 9a2nc,er S1stem, an intermediate 2se&of&force device, in an effort to sto3 t,e !ro23 and 3rotect ,imself. 7,e cro)d failed to res3ond a33ro3riatel1. N2mero2s a!ents res3onded to t,e scene as t,e cro)d became increasin!l1 2nr2l1 and be!an t,ro)in! roc+s and bottles. 7,e cro)d str2c+ several a!ents in t,e arms and le!s )it, roc+s: one a!ent )as ,it in t,e ,ead )it, a filled )ater bottle. ;!ents de3lo1ed several intermediate 2se&of& force devices and .e/ican la) enforcement a2t,orities )ere contacted. 7,e 2se of intermediate 2se&of&force devices event2all1 ca2sed t,e !ro23 to ret2rn to .e/ico and dis3erse. Pa2l Beeson, San ie!o Sector C,ief Patrol ;!ent said <=,ile attac+s on Border Patrol a!ents are not 2ncommon, t,e a!ents s,o)ed !reat restraint ),en faced )it, t,e dan!ers of t,is 2n2s2all1 lar!e !ro23, and fort2natel1 no one )as serio2sl1 in82red.> No one )as arrested and no one )as able to contin2e nort,. 7o 3revent t,e illicit sm2!!lin! of ,2mans, dr2!s, and ot,er contraband, t,e U.S. Border Patrol maintains a ,i!, level of vi!ilance on ma8or corridors of e!ress a)a1 from o2r Nation?s borders. 7o re3ort s2s3icio2s activit1 to t,e U.S. Border Patrol, contact San ie!o Sector at "#1$% '$(&$$00.
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