An off-duty Border Patrol agent was reportedly attacked, abducted, and severely injured Friday night in Dona Ana County, NM.
"The agent suffered multiple, serious injuries to his head, chest and hands," according to a CBP news release. "Emergency Medical Services transported the agent to a nearby hospital where he is being treated for his wounds. The agent is in stable condition."
Details about the injuries suffered by the agent weren't immediately clear.
However, Robin Zielinski, a photographer for the Las Cruces Sun-News newspaper, tweeted that a "credible source told me that fingers of off-duty Border Patrol agents were cut off during last night (sic) attack," CNYCentral reports.
Breitbart Texas reports that a leaked CBP document says the agent was kidnapped.
The FBI’s El Paso office is investigating the incident, KVIA TV reports.
CBP has reminded its law enforcement personnel to "be alert and aware of their surroundings and potential threats related to their service."