A migrant armed with a pistol and other weapons assaulted an El Centro Sector Border Patrol agent. At one point, the migrant attempted to wield a machete.
El Centro Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gregory Bovino tweeted a photo showing the assortment of weapons found on a man who allegedly assaulted an agent. The agent subdued the man without incident.
#ARMED subject assaults #USBP agent.Our agent was assaulted by a man carrying several weapons in his backpack. During the encounter, the man tried to reach for a machete. The agent was able to subdue the subject w/o incident. We also found a loaded handgun in his pant pocket. pic.twitter.com/YEWOWhZGk6
— USBP Chief Patrol Agent Gregory K. Bovino (@USBPChiefELC) November 23, 2021
Following the migrant’s apprehension, a search uncovered a pistol, hatchet, and other weapons.
Border Patrol agents remain among the most assaulted of all federal law enforcement officers. During Fiscal Year 2021, more than 200 agents were assaulted.
Recent statistics confirming the number of assaults on agents for this fiscal year are not currently available on the U.S. Cus …