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Gunman Attacks AZ Border Patrol Checkpoint

May 18, 2017  | 

(Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
(Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

A man began firing at Border Patrol officers at an immigration checkpoint north of Tombstone, AZ, on Wednesday, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The man was driving north on State Route 80 and drove into the barriers of an immigration checkpoint at about 3:45 p.m., officials said. The man began firing a gun at officers, officials said, prompting them to return fire, reports the Arizona Republic.

The man was shot and given immediate medical attention, and then flown to a hospital for further treatment. His condition was not available. No officers were injured.

Comments (4)

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Anthony @ 5/18/2017 7:11 PM

How DARE the Border Patrol protect our borders!!!!! Why should this individual start shooting? Illegal maybe? AN outstanding bench or arrest warrant? So rather than be taken back to Mexico or go to jail, he uses deadly physical force against BP Agents? Those agents had every, EVERY right to return fire as they successfully did.

Kojack58 @ 5/23/2017 11:06 AM

Good job BP officers. He lives though to fight another day. Even if it will be in court or behind the bars.

David Seneshale @ 5/24/2017 12:02 PM

Way to be on your toes guys...

Charles D. Gelfand @ 5/24/2017 1:22 PM

But, was he neutralized?
Should have been so he won't came back and try it again !

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