EL PASO, TEXAS – 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 Friday. The agent “suffered multiple, serious injuries to his head, chest and hands,” officials said.
Emergency Medical Services transported the agent to a nearby hospital where he is being treated for his wounds. According to a reporter with the Las Cruces Sun-News newspaper, the agent’s fingers were “cut off.”
BREAKING: Credible source told me that fingers of off-duty Border Patrol agent were cut off during last night attack https://t.co/SKOga2w0uB
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The agent is in stable condition.
CBP is working 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.