A Mexican national crossed the U.S. border illegally Feb. 11 on the Tohono O’odham Nation, near the village of Vamori, and assaulted a Border Patrol agent assigned to the Three Points Station.
Agents had tracked down two men suspected of illegally entering the United States but, upon contact, one of the subjects ran. A chase ensued and, when the agent caught up with and tried to handcuff the suspect, the man became combative.
After securing the 43-year-old assailant, the agent was taken to a local hospital, treated and released. The man is currently facing charges for assault on a federal officer and immigration violations. The other suspect, also an adult Mexican male, was arrested without incident.