BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Less than six weeks after a Border Patrol agent died while responding to activity in the Big Bend Sector near Van Horn, Texas, another Border Patrol agent has been injured.
A Customs and Border Patrol spokeswoman said an agent assigned to the Riverine Unit near Brownsville, Texas, was assaulted on Tuesday.
She said the agent “sustained a non-life threatening injury from a small caliber weapon.”
The agent was assaulted on the Mexican riverbank.
The incident is currently under investigation, the spokeswoman said, and no other details were made available.