An illegal alien that was in custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon after attempting to take the gun of a Border Patrol agent in Ysleta, Texas, according to several Border Patrol officials that spoke to SaraACarter.com.
The area where the incident took place is east of El Paso and part of the El Paso Sector.
“The incident happened while the alien was in custody,” said Brandon Judd, who is a Border Patrol agent and the president of the National Border Patrol Council union that represents more than 18,000 agents. “The alien was in custody and went for one of the agents guns. Two agents fired on the illegal alien. He was killed. The FBI is on scene now conducting the investigation.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials could not be immediately reached for comment.
There were no other details readily available regarding the illegal alien or his nationality. This story is developing.
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