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Man, 20, accused of assaulting Border Patrol agent

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Posted at 12:51 PM, Sep 16, 2022

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A 20-year-old Mexican man allegedly assaulted a U.S. Border. Patrol agent.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eliazar Vazquez-Alvaro was arrested on one count of assault on a federal officer with the use of a dangerous weapon.

On Sept. 11, Vazquez-Alvaro hit an agent in the face with a 10-pound backpack when the agent was reaching for handcuffs during an immigration inspection.

Vazquez-Alvaro tried to run but was arrested.

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