Border Patrol Agents Assaulted, Field Set on Fire
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma, AZ, sector faced border violence on two occasions near the San Luis, AZ, port of entry.
At 1:20 a.m., Border Patrol agents encountered a group of five suspected illegal immigrants who returned to Mexico a half mile east of the port of entry. Once the individuals were over the international boundary fence, they began throwing rocks at the agents. The agents withdrew to a safe distance and contacted Mexican authorities.
At 1:30 p.m., an agent observed a Molotov cocktail thrown from Mexico over the international boundary fence about a mile west of the port of entry.
The incendiary device landed about 30 yards from the agent’s truck and burned out. Unknown subjects in Mexico threw several rocks directly at the agent’s position. The agent drove to a safe location behind the secondary fence and contacted Mexican authorities.
There were no injuries or damage resulting from the Molotov cocktail or the rocks.
Later this morning, a field was set on fire to disrupt Border Patrol operations near San Luis, AZ.
At 3 a.m., an agent observed a fire burning in one of the agricultural fields west of San Luis near County 23rd Street. The San Luis Fire Department was called and extinguished the fire, which was limited to a wheat field.
During the incident, the agent tracked footprints of two individuals to Mexico.