Skip to comments.Border Patrol: Agents fire shots after rock attack
Posted on 07/08/2012 11:23:47 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
SAN ANTONIOU.S. Border Patrol agents opened fire Saturday along the Rio Grande on the Texas-Mexico border after being pelted by rocks and having a gunman point a weapon in their direction on the Mexican side of the river, an agency spokesman said. Spokesman Henry Mendiola said no Border Patrol agents were injured in the incident Saturday near Brownsville. He did not know if anyone else was hurt. He said the Mexican government had been notified and was responding to the area. The FBI also was investigating.
The Border Patrol released little details about the morning gunfire, including what the suspects were doing on the river.
Mendiola said several people had been taken into custody but that he could not provide details about the suspects or charges they face.
One of the agents started shooting after being "unable to take cover" when rocks were thrown, while the other opened fire after seeing a suspect on the Mexican side of the river pointing a gun at him, Mendiola said.
He added that as rocks were thrown, "at least one of the agents feared for his life."
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someone's going to get fired by Big Sis/Holder
It looks like we’re going to need some more Border Patrol guys. Nappy and Eric the Red will be throwing these guys in prison.
Rocks?? Somebody from the ATF “Deals on Wheels—Gun Runners” better get out there quick and equip them properly, or there’ll be some federal employees getting fired.
Has the Texas prosecutor Johnny Sutton filed charges on them yet?
Most likely these were local juveniles.
They were throwing rocks, and the ‘pointed’ a gun at the BP Agents.
Had these been terrorists or cartel gang members, there would just have been some dead agents.
Fired? They’ll probably be executed under the Zimmerman law
The feds have a record here. They will find the Mexican across the river, bring him here and give him a green card. They will present him in court where he will SWEAR he was not armed.
That Border Patrol man is in grave jeopardy of prosecution. Im serious.
This is the answer to Obama’s largesse for illegals....most likely, this behavior will quickly escalate to modern weapons as well as rocks.
Where did the get the weapon? Hmmmm.
“Fired” implies that, unlike Agent Brian Terry, these agents had live ammo instead of beanbags.
I was just gonna say that someone is in big trouble now! They were clearly instructed to “run away”! Yet Obama has no problem with 2000 of our soldiers dying in Afghanistan to protect Afghanis.
“Had these been terrorists or cartel gang members, there would just have been some dead agents.”
Yeah,,,cause terrorists and cartel men are 10 feet tall, they can see in the dark and never miss, they can throw knives like the guy at the circus. They could all fight like Bruce Lee, and run up walls like jackie Chan.
Hate to rain on your parade, but the average USBP man out on posts like that, is far better trained than any cartel guy. Most are former military, many have served in the islamic wars. Cartels ride a wave of notoriety by virtue of their willingness to murder unarmed people, and to use extortion. But please show us evidence of their profound systemic military prowess. When the Mexican Marines attack them in their headquarters,, they have lost every single battle,,hard. 90% of the cartel men are bucolic goobers, empowered and well paid to kill sadistically. But they are usually quickly gunned down when they confront trained people.
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