Yet another Border Patrol agent has been assaulted trying to arrest a man illegally entering the U.S.
This time, the agent was trying to stop an illegal immigrant from entering the U.S. in Calexico, Calif. at 8:40 p.m. Sunday, NBC San Diego reports.
The agent tried to arrest the man after he climbed over a fence. But the suspect struck the agent in the orbital eye socket with his elbow.
After a scuffle, the agent arrested the man.
“Our agent thankfully only suffered minor injuries from this assault and was able to gain control of his attacker and make the arrest,” said David S. Kim, Assistant Chief Patrol Agent, in a statement. “We will not tolerate assaults on our agents by criminals, and will vigorously pursue Assault on a Federal Officer prosecution against anyone who perpetrates such violence.”
The suspect is expected to be charged with a felony count of assaulting a federal agent.
Eight agents working out of the El Centro Sector have been assaulted since Oct. 1.