Friday, June 16, 2017


Border Patrol Agent Kidnapped, Beaten, and Fingers Cut Off

Borderland Beat
June 12, 2017

An off-duty Border Patrol agent has been hospitalized and is in stable condition following an attack Friday night in Doña Ana County, according to a press release issued Saturday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

On June 10, U.S. Customs and Border Protection released the following statement about the incident:

“U.S. Customs and Border Protection is assisting in the investigation of a report of an assault against an off-duty Border Patrol agent assigned to the Deming, New Mexico, Border Patrol Station.

The agent was discovered on the side of the road by a motorist at 11 p.m. MDT. The agent suffered multiple, serious injuries to his head, chest and hands.

Emergency Medical Services transported the agent to a nearby hospital where he is being treated for his wounds. The agent is in stable condition.

CBP is working closely with the FBI, Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office, and the El Paso Police Department on the ongoing investigation. CBP has informed its workforce of this report and has reminded its law enforcement personnel to be alert and aware of their surroundings and potential threats related to their service.”

That’s the only official word on the incident. However, unofficial information has been leaking out. 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."

The area immediately south of the border in the El Paso sector, where the Deming station is located, “is controlled by the Juarez Cartel and their enforcers, La Linea.

FBI is leading the investigation and their agents have been advised to remain vigilant and maintain a heightened level of awareness.”


bob walsh said...

Nasty and vicious.

Anonymous said...

Build the wall!